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One police officer killed, four injured in Cairo bombing

A bomb attack on a traffic checkpoint killed a policeman and injured four others

Ahram Online, Friday 2 May 2014
Security forces at the blast
Egyptian security forces investigate the site of a bomb blast that targeted a traffic police post in Cairo's Heliopolis suburb, Egypt, Friday, May 2, 2014. A bomb blast near a court building in Cairo killed at least one policeman and wounded a few others on Friday, shortly after two suicide bombers struck in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula in near-simultaneous attacks that killed at least one soldier and wounded several people.(Photo:AP)
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A low ranking police officer was killed and four other security personel - an officer and three conscripts - were injured during the explosion of a bomb early Friday in Heliopolis according to security sources.

MENA state owned news agency reported that a primitive bomb targeted a traffic checkpoint in front of Misr El-Gadida court. Explosives experts are currently investigating the scene. 

The injured were reportedly transferred to Heliopolis hospital. 

Over the past several months several terrorist attacks have targeted traffic checkpoints, police headquarters, and security personnel in Cairo and Giza.

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