Egypt police defuse fifth explosive device at Ittihadiya presidential palace

Ahram Online , Monday 30 Jun 2014

This is the second explosive device successfully defused by security forces in the area on Monday; three others have detonated, killing at least two officers and injuring three

An ambulance carries injured people in front of Ittihadeya palace where the explosion took place (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Security forces have succeeded to defuse a fifth explosive device near the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, reported Reuters' Aswat Masrya Monday afternoon.

The news comes after three bombs exploded earlier in the day near the Ittihadiya palace, killing at least two police officers and injuring no less than three, three of whom are security personnel.

This is the second explosive device that security forces have successfully defused in the same area on Monday.

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