Egyptian security stand guard in the street after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University in the centre of Egypt's capital on April 2, 2014
Egyptian security stand guard in the street after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University in the centre of Egypt's capital on April 2, 2014 © Mahmoud Khaled - AFP/File
Egyptian security stand guard in the street after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University in the centre of Egypt's capital on April 2, 2014
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Last updated: April 10, 2014

Bomb wounds Egyptian policeman in Cairo suburb

An Egyptian traffic policeman was wounded by a bomb in a Cairo suburb on Thursday, the interior ministry said.

The blast was caused by a "primitive bomb" placed under the car of the officer, a captain, who was wounded in the leg, the ministry added.

Earlier this month, a police brigadier general was killed when two bombs exploded in quick succession at a security post in central Cairo.

Ajnad Misr, a shadowy Islamist militant group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The bombings were the latest in a spate of attacks against the security forces since the army overthrew elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July.

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