Blast at Cairo Checkpoint Wounds 2 Police

Blast at Cairo Checkpoint Wounds 2 Police

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded early Monday at a checkpoint in a northeastern Cairo neighbourhood that houses a presidential palace, judicial sources said.

The bomb was planted in a bush and went off at dawn in the capital's Al-Amiriya neighbourhood, they said, adding that an investigation was launched to find the perpetrators of the attack.

Monday's blast was the second such attack against a checkpoint in Cairo within a week.

On November 20, a bomb was thrown at a checkpoint in Cairo's northern area of Abboud. Four policemen, including a major, were wounded, AFP reported.

On the same day a car bomb in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula killed 11 soldiers and wounded another 34.

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