Last Update 0:15
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Bomb on track halts trains in Nile Delta

Suspicious package on track near Aswan in Upper Egypt also disrupts train travel

Ahram Online , Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
Egypt
A train travels through a rural area in Egypt (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2096
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2096

An explosion on a railway track in the Nile Delta has halted train movement until repairs are completed, railway authority head Ahmed Hamed said in a statement reported by Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

The explosion took place between the villages of Edku and El-Bosaily in Beheira governorate.

A suspicious package was found on the tracks at Edfu station in Upper Egypt, halting train movements to and from Aswan while investigations are made, Al-Ahram reported

Tens of bombs were reportedly defused by police on the 25 January revolution's fourth anniversary on Sunday, including many targeting railways in several governorates.

Militants have sustained a campaign against Egyptian security forces since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Public facilities such as railways and electricity infrastructure are occasionally targeted.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.