Explosion heard near police building in Suez

An explosion was heard near a police building in the Egyptian city of Suez today, according to reports on state TV.

The building was a camp for riot police in the city, which lies at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal.

One security source told Reuters that three attackers had planted a bomb and fled before the explosion.

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