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New militant group claims Cairo bombings

Published on Feb 8, 2014 7:22 PM

CAIRO (REUTERS) - A new militant group has claimed responsibility for two bombings that targeted the Egyptian police on Friday and has vowed to carry out more attacks, according to a statement posted on a Facebook page set up in its name.

The group called Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, emerged last month, claiming responsibility for six attacks at the end of January, according to SITE Intelligence group, which monitors websites used by militant Islamist groups.

Six people were wounded in Friday's two bomb blasts near a police checkpoint in Cairo.

In the Facebook statement, which was also reported by SITE, Ajnad Misr said: "(The security forces) are not safe from retaliation which is pursuing them."

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