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One dead as 2 bombs strike Cairo telecom centre

Published on Jun 28, 2014 7:25 PM
 
Two bombs exploded on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in a Cairo suburb killing a teenager and wounding a woman, officials said, the latest in a string of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - Two bombs exploded on Saturday in a Cairo suburb killing a teenager and wounding a woman, officials said, the latest in a string of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.

Militants have stepped up attacks in Egypt after the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 and a deadly crackdown by authorities on his supporters.

The makeshift bombs were planted in a telecommunications building still under construction in the October 6 suburb and set off by a mobile telephone at around 9am (0700 GMT), a police investigator at the blast site told AFP.

"An 18-year-old girl has been killed and a woman has been wounded," said senior health official Ahmed al-Ansari.

 
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