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Two bombs in Cairo injured four police officers

Published on Feb 7, 2014 5:26 PM
Police officers inspect the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo on Jan 24, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (AFP) - Four Egyptian policemen were wounded in a bomb attack on a bridge in the capital on Friday, the interior ministry said.

The attack shattered a tense calm in Cairo after a spate of bombings on January 24 killed six policemen, in an escalation of a militant campaign following the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July.

The interior ministry said two small bombs went off near policemen stationed on a bridge near central Cairo, the official said.

It was not immediately clear whether the devices had been planted there or were thrown by assailants.

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