Security forces defuse bomb in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Friday 16 Jan 2015

The improvised bomb was found at a tram station in eastern Alexandria

Explosives experts defused an improvised bomb on Friday afternoon at Victoria tram station in eastern Alexandria, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.

Security forces sealed off the area while explosive experts combed the station for other devices.

Earlier on Friday another improvised bomb detonated at police station near a luxury sea-front hotel in Alexandria, leaving no casualties.

Bombings and shootings have become commonplace in Egypt since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and a harsh crackdown on his supporters. 

The attacks have mainly targeted security personnel but have also led to civilian casualties.

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