Four deadly blasts hit Cairo

Six people have been killed after a series of blasts across the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Anger on streets of Cairo after police station bombings

Protesters supporting the Egyptian army have taken to the streets of Cairo after the capital's police and state security buildings were targeted in three separate bombings, which killed at least five people and injured dozens.

The early morning blast at the Cairo Security Directorate brought damage to the nearby Museum of Islamic Art. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
The suicide car bomb claimed the lives of four people, including three policemen, before two later blasts occurred, claiming one more life. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Protesters filled the street outside the damaged Directorate and shouted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Cairo car bombing followed by second deadly blast

Witnesses told state television gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on buildings after the explosion at the Cairo Security Directorate. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An early morning suicide car bombing that killed at least four people in the Egyptian capital Cairo has been followed by another deadly blast in the city.

At least one person has been killed in the second blast, state television reported.

Security sources said around 50 people were wounded in the earlier blast, which targeted the Cairo Security Directorate, a headquarters for police and state security. The dead included three policemen.

No claim has yet been made for the bombings, which form one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, and comes a day before the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.

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Large explosion outside Cairo's police headquarters

A blast that shook central Cairo on Friday morning took place near police headquarters, state television reported.

Reuters witnesses heard gunfire after the explosion. State television quoted witnesses as saying gunmen opened fire on buildings after the blast. Smoke was rising over the city centre.

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