Last Update 10:46
Saturday, 24 August 2019

Policeman killed in explosion on 15 May Bridge near Zamalek exit

Policeman killed and two civilians injured in explosion on Cairo's 15 May Bridge

Passant Darwish , Sunday 5 Apr 2015
Zamalek
People gather at the scene of an explosion on a bridge over the Nile River, near an upscale neighborhood killing at least one person in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 7254
Share/Bookmark
Views: 7254

One policeman has been killed and two civilians injured in an explosion on the Zamalek exit of the 15 May Bridge in Cairo, a health ministry spokesman has told Ahram Online.

The bridge witnesses heavy traffic in the morning as students and workers head to downtown Cairo and its surrounding neighbourhood.

Egypt has been hit by a wave of terrorist attacks and bombs, mostly targeting security forces, ever since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Recently, explosions have targeted civilian areas and economic installations, such as electricity pylons and mobile phone stores.

The attacks in Cairo and its surrounding governorates have been mostly caused by small improvised explosive devices.

Attacks have been more severe in North Sinai governorate, where Egypt’s army is combating a decade-long militant Islamist insurgency that has spiked in the last year and a half.

Hundreds of security personnel have been killed in North Sinai, while the army and police have killed hundreds of ‘militants’ too.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.