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A bomb in 6th of October City kills girl and her mother

A picture shows destruction at a telecommunications building, which is still under construction, after two bombs exploded at the site in the October 6 suburb of Cairo on June 28, 2014, killing one teenager and wounding a woman. Militants have stepped up attacks in Egypt after the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and a deadly crackdown by authorities on his supporters.   (AFP PHOTO/STR)

A picture shows destruction at a telecommunications building, which is still under construction, after two bombs exploded at the site in the October 6 suburb of Cairo on Saturday, killing one teenager and wounding a woman.
(AFP PHOTO/STR)

Two bombs went off in the electricity room of a construction city in 6th of October City on Saturday morning, killing a young girl and her mother.

The Ministry of Interior said the explosion happened at around 9am. The girl is the daughter of a guard securing the construction site. Civil protection forces and explosives experts were sent to examine the site, the ministry added.

Ahmed Al-Ansary, head of the ambulance authority, confirmed that the mother died due to her wounds after being transferred to hospital.

On Wednesday, at least five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) went off in separate Cairo metro stations, leaving behind six injured and no deaths.

Security officials claim that the suspect belongs to the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

In eastern Cairo, two more explosions took place Wednesday morning in front of the Heliopolis court, leaving three injured.

Egypt has been adopting the rhetoric of waging a “war on terrorism” since former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s military backed ouster. Morsi’s ouster has been closely followed by a militant insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, targeting security officials. Such attacks have prompted a heavy military presence within the peninsula.

On 25 December, former Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi’s cabinet announced the listing of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation.

The decision closely followed an explosion that occurred in the Al-Daqahleya Security Directorate, resulting in the death of 16 people and injury of more than 100.


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