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Bomb explodes at Upper Egypt railway station, no casualties

Bomb detonates at train station near Aswan in southern Egypt

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Mar 2015
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A bomb exploded early Thursday morning in Upper Egypt's Kom Ombo railway station, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported, amid frequent attacks across the country.

A fire broke out in a mobile phone kiosk inside the station following the blast, but no casualties were reported.

Kom Ombo is a small town near Aswan city where two people were killed and 11 injured on Sunday when an improvised bomb went off near a police station and next to a mosque. 

Egypt has recently seen a spike in bombings in civilian areas after months of attacks mainly targeting police and army personnel and facilities, mostly claimed by anti-government militant Islamist groups.

Cairo has seen near-daily similar attacks over the past week. 

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