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Six police officers killed by Cairo bomb blast

Security sources said that there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in which four civilians were also hurt

Reuters  |  Cairo 

Six policemen were killed and three wounded on Friday when a roadside bomb exploded near a security checkpoint in Cairo, the interior ministry said. The attack, close to a government building in a middle-class neighbourhood of Cairo, was the latest in a series of security incidents in Egypt often claimed by radical Islamists. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in which four civilians were also hurt, security sources said. The policemen were either in or near their car when the device went off, the sources said. The ministry said a security ...

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First Published: Fri, December 09 2016. 18:02 IST
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