Bomb explosion on Cairo bridge wounds 2 policemen

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Associated Press

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 7:05 AM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen.

MENA says the device went off during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, targeting a traffic police booth on the al-Galaa bridge.

Police sealed off the area and bomb disposal experts were examining the site to make sure no other bombs were planted nearby.

MENA didn't say if the bomb was placed inside the booth or if someone had hurled it at the police.

The Egyptian capital has seen increasing violence and attacks — including a car bombing that struck Cairo's main security headquarters and a failed assassination attempt on the interior minister — since the military's ouster last July of former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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