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Blast on Egypt bus near Israel border kills 3 tourists

A blast ripped through a bus near an Egyptian resort town bordering Israel on Sunday, killing at least three foreign tourists, police said. The cause of the blast near the resort town of Taba in south Sinai was not immediately clear. Militants in the restive peninsula have waged a deadly insurgency against the military and police since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. bur-se/bpz

Egypt policeman shot dead, militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

Suspected militants blew up a gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Tuesday and gunmen shot dead a policeman in the Suez canal city of Ismailia, security officials said. Attacks in the Sinai and violence targeting soldiers and policemen across Egypt have surged since the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. In Ismailia, two unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead the policeman while he was standing at a traffic light, officials said.

Explosion, gunfire near Egypt police base

An explosion followed by heavy gunfire was heard near an Egyptian police base in the canal city of Suez on Saturday, officials said. The cause of the blast and gunfire, which came a day after four bombings targeting police in Cairo, was not immediately clear. str-se/jds/jk

Third Cairo bomb goes off near police station

A third bomb went off in the Egyptian capital Friday, hitting near a police station hours after a car bomb outside police headquarters killed four people, an interior ministry official said. The explosion, near a police station in the west Cairo Talebiya district on the main road leading to the Giza pyramids, caused no fatalities, the police general told AFP. A second bomb had gone off near a metro station, wounding five police officers, a health ministry official said. se/kir

Car bomb at Cairo police HQ kills at least one

A car bomb struck Cairo police headquarters, killing at least one person in a blast heard across the capital, Egyptian police and health ministry officials said. The explosion sent a large plume of smoke billowing above the city and left a deep crater in the street, an AFP correspondent reported. "It was a car bomb," interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif told AFP. A health ministry official said at least one person was killed in the explosion, which blew out the windows of the police headquarters in the central Cairo district of Abdeen.

Car bomb at Cairo police HQ kills at least one

A car bomb struck Cairo police headquarters, killing at least one person in a blast heard across the capital, Egyptian police and health ministry officials said. The explosion sent a large plume of smoke billowing above the city and left a deep crater in the street, an AFP correspondent reported. "It was a car bomb," interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif told AFP. A health ministry official said at least one person was killed in the explosion, which blew out the windows of the police headquarters in the central Cairo district of Abdeen.

Car bomb kills three at Cairo police HQ: state media

A car bomb struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, killing at least three people in an early morning blast heard across the Egyptian capital, police and health ministry officials said. The explosion sent a large plume of smoke billowing above the city and left a deep crater in the street, an AFP correspondent reported. "It was a car bomb," interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif told AFP. State television reported at least three dead and 35 wounded in the explosion, which blew out the windows of the building in the central Cairo district of Abdeen.

Car bomb wounds 25 police in Egypt canal city

A car bomb exploded near an Egyptian police building on Thursday in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, wounding at least 25 policemen, security officials said. The bombing was followed by gunshots, the officials said, as witnesses said the noise of the explosion was huge and that several ambulances rushed to the scene. Ismailiya and surrounding areas in the Sinai have seen regular militant attacks on police and military personnel, especially since the military toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

14 killed in fuel truck explosion in Egypt

14 killed in fuel truck explosion in Egypt CAIRO, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- As many as 14 people were killed and six others injured in an explosion of a fuel truck in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Zayat, 80 km far from the capital Cairo, the health ministry said on Tuesday. A fuel tanker overturned and exploded Monday night on a desert road between the coastal city of Alexandria and Gharbiya province, MENA news agency quoted health minister Maha Al Rabat as saying.

Egypt police fire tear gas at pro-Morsi students in Tahrir

Police fired tear gas as more than two thousand students backing ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi entered Cairo's Tahrir Square to demonstrate against July's military "coup," an AFP reporter said. Sunday's demonstration was the first Islamist protest in the Egyptian capital's iconic square -- the epicentre of the 2011 revolt against long-ruling president Hosni Mubarak -- since Morsi's ouster by the army on July 3.
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