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Bomb explosion in Egypt's Zagazig halts railway movement

Improvised explosive device placed on a small bridge where trains pass; no injuries reported

Ahram Online , Saturday 24 Jan 2015

Movement on the Zagazig-Ismailiya railway was halted Saturday after an improvised explosives device exploded on the tracks.

The improvised device was placed on a small bridge, where trains pass, Reuters' Aswat Masriya reported.

Al-Sharqiya's governor checked the site of the explosion and said a team of engineers will examine the bridge to make sure it's safe for trains.

Halts in railway services due to planted bombs have been common in the last year and a half since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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