Bomb explodes at Upper Egypt railway station, no casualties
Ahram Online, , Thursday 5 Mar 2015
Bomb detonates at train station near Aswan in southern Egypt

A bomb exploded early Thursday morning in Upper Egypt's Kom Ombo railway station, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported, amid frequent attacks across the country.

A fire broke out in a mobile phone kiosk inside the station following the blast, but no casualties were reported.

Kom Ombo is a small town near Aswan city where two people were killed and 11 injured on Sunday when an improvised bomb went off near a police station and next to a mosque.

Egypt has recently seen a spike in bombings in civilian areas after months of attacks mainly targeting police and army personnel and facilities, mostly claimed by anti-government militant Islamist groups.

Cairo has seen near-daily similar attacks over the past week.