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Explosion Rocks Cairo University

Explosion Rocks Cairo University
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Archive photograph of Cairo University

Article by Aswat Masriya, edited by Egyptian Streets

An explosion occurred in the vicinity of Cairo University on Wednesday causing injuries, a security source said.

The blast, which occurred outside the university’s main gate, left four security personnel injured, reported state television.

Meanwhile, security sources have stated that at least three students were among those injured.

An injured student at the scene. Credit: ONA
An injured student at the scene. Credit: ONA

Egypt’s security forces have intensified their security measures in North Sinai in reaction to repeated militant attacks that target army and police officials, which rose significantly since the military ouster of former President Mohamed Mursi last year. The attacks soon expanded to other areas of the country, including the capital.

A fact-sheet prepared by Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs put the death toll for terrorism acts which took place since January 2011 and until April 2014 at 971, including 664 security personnel.

A triple blast occurred outside Cairo University on April 2, killing a police officer and wounding five other security personnel.

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