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Five bombs in Cairo metro stations, at least 5 hurt: police

Published on Jun 25, 2014 2:52 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Five makeshift bombs exploded at four Cairo metro stations on Wednesday morning, wounding at least five people, while another detonated near a courthouse in the capital, officials said.

Militants have stepped up attacks in Egypt, mostly against security forces, since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July last year and the authorities launched a deadly crackdown on his supporters.

Four bombs exploded within minutes of each other at three metro stations as commuters made their way to work during morning rush-hour, while a fifth went off hours later at another station, a police official told AFP.

One struck at Ghamra station, in central Cairo, and the others hit Hadayek al-Kobba in the north, and Shubra al-Kheima and Ezbet al-Nakhl on the outskirts of the capital.

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