With less than four weeks to go until the Egyptian presidential election, the country is reeling from four bomb blasts and violent clashes in Alexandria on Friday, officials said.
In Cairo, two separate bombs exploded, killing at least two. The first blast happened at a traffic checkpoint in the Heliopolis district, killing a low-ranking police officer and injuring a security officer and three security conscripts, Ahram Online reported. The second bombing happened late on Friday, when a car exploded on Ramsis Street near a subway station in downtown Cairo.
“A car with no plates exploded, killing its owner. Explosive experts are combing the area to make sure there aren’t any explosive devices,” an Interior Ministry spokesman told state-run news agency MENA.