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.