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Improvised explosive device injures two police officers in Cairo

Two police officers injured in attack on Central Security Forces position in Alf Maskan

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Jan 2015
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Police sources said that an improvised device targeting a Central Security Forces position exploded on Sunday morning, leaving two officers injured, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The device detonated near the entrance to Shams Sporting Club, close to the Alf Maskan area of eastern Cairo.

On Friday, four police conscripts and a woman were injured when an improvised explosive device went off in Alf Maskan area.

The device was planted under a private car parked near a location known for its police presence.

Alf Maskan, and the nearby Matariya and Ain Shams districts, are strongholds for the outlawed Muslim Brortherhood.

The area has witnessed almost-weekly protests and clashes between Islamist demonstrators and police or opposing locals since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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