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IED goes off across the street from Dokki Police Station

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Blast injures noncommissioned police officer, conscript

An explosion was reported in Greater-Cairo’s middle class neighbourhood of Dokki on Tuesday at 715am. (Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

An explosion was reported in Greater-Cairo’s middle class neighbourhood of Dokki on Tuesday at 715am.
(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

An explosion was reported in Greater-Cairo’s middle class neighbourhood of Dokki on Tuesday at 715am.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the blast was an improvised explosive device (IED) that targeted a police kiosk situated across the street from the Dokki Police Station.

A noncommissioned police officer and a conscript were injured by the device, the ministry’s statement said.

The statement added that the assailants were riding a motorcycle, and one of them was arrested “with the help of local residents”, while the other was able to escape.

Security forces cordoned the site of the explosion and the Head of Giza Investigation Unit Mahmoud Farouk inspected it.

Farouk said that while investigations are still ongoing with the suspect, preliminary investigations suggest that he is a member of the Agnad Misr militant group.

The group claimed responsibility for the most recent explosions outside Cairo University on 2 April that killed Director of Western Giza Investigation Tarek El-Mergawy and injured five other officers.

Agnad Misr also claimed responsibility for one of the four bombings that went off in separate places in Greater Cairo on 24 January, leaving six dead and dozens injured.

Meanwhile, 25 were injured at a preparatory school for girls in Daqahleya, Mansheyat Al-Salam, after a sound bomb was thrown onto the grounds, according at a statement by the Ministry of Health.

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