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Ahram Online, Wednesday 25 Jun 2014
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Two minor explosions took place at two Cairo metro stations during early morning rush hour on Wednesday, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

At least three were injured, according to state news agency MENA and Al-Ahram.

The first blast, which took place in the northern Shubra station, was caused by an improvised bomb, interior ministry spokesman Abdel-Fattah Othman said. The second was a result of a sonic explosive placed in a rubbish bin at Ghamra station, on a different metro line.

The spokesperson denied earlier reports that four explosions had taken place at four different stations.

One of those injured in the blasts is a suspect, he added.

Metro sources and medics had earlier told Al-Ahram that four makeshift bombs had blown up at four metro stations, wounding at least three.

Security sources continue to comb the sites of the blasts for further explosives, the interior ministry said.

 

 

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Allen
25-06-2014 10:10am
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Congratulations to the Muslim brotherhood.
You succeeded in doing the only function you serve in Egyptian society. Unfortunately for you, killing Egyptians does not win any admirers for your terrorist cause, just more disdain. No whining when the courts come hard on your members. You earned what is coming your way. Does your leadership ever wonder if they are killing MB members when they plant these random bombs? Looks like they really don't even care who they are killing. Just indiscriminate terror.
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Farid
25-06-2014 09:32am
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Citizen Alert
Maybe its right time to educate people who use public transportation about simple security measurements: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING - SAY SOMETHING. There is no paranoya when it comes to human life and prevention of accidents. More police units on metro stations and whenever someone sees something suspicious, he can report it and police HAVE TO check it - regardless.
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