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Bombs go off in Qaliubiya, Alexandria, Suez and Port Said

Explosions continue despite ongoing security operations to counter insurgency

Two sound bombs went off Saturday morning in a residential area in Qaliubiya, with no losses or injuries reported, according to state-run news agency MENA.

A police officer was killed in Suez when militants threw a bomb at him as he was passing by. In a separate incident in Port Said, a militant, allegedly a Muslim Brotherhood member, died while planting a bomb in the Al-Manakh district on Friday.

In west Alexandria, two bombs went off with one of them injuring a police officer and a civilian Friday.

A bomb went off near a checkpoint last Tuesday  injuring seven security personnel in Qaliubiya, in Greater Cairo. This occurred the same day a bomb went off in Alexandria killing one and injuring two others as militants were on their way to plant it.

Over the last week, several bombs have been found and dismantled in Fayoum, Cairo, Aswan, Kafr El-Sheikh and Menufiya.

Insurgent activities have been on the rise since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Many of the attacks have been claimed either by Ajnad Masr or ‘State of Sinai’. The groups mainly target areas with high security presence.

The most recent of the attacks claimed by North Sinai-based ‘State of Sinai’ was carried out on Thursday, targeting security facilities in North Sinai killing at least 30, and possibly dozens more.

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