One policeman killed in a blast outside a Giza police station

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Jan 2015

Heavy police presence in front of the Talbeya police station in Haram Street after the blast on 6 January 2014 (Photo: Abd El-Rahman Ali / Ahram)

At least one policeman has been killed in an explosion Tuesday near a police station in Haram, Giza.

Diaa Fatouh, who was an explosives expert, was killed after attempting to dismantle a bomb near Talbeya police station in a densely-populated working class area.

Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported that police were notified of a suspect object at a petrol station near Talbeya police station. Fatouh then arrived to examine the object that blew up as he reportedly attempted to dismantle it.

He was transferred to a hospital where he died after succumbing to his injuries.

Officials are checking the site for other explosives.

Correction: In an earlier version, Ahram Online wrote that the officer's name was Hany Fatouh.

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