Ain Shams University (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Sources in the interior ministry stated that 12 handmade primitive bombs that were found in Ain Shams University campus in Cairo were defused by campus security early Tuesday.
According to state-owned MENA, an informed source in the media center of the interior ministry told the Cairo security directorate that the 12 "strange unidentified devices" were found by campus security at Ain Shams University between the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Computer Science buildings.
The news comes less than a week after bombings at Cairo University, where a series of three explosions killed a police officer and injured at least five others. During the same incident, another fourth explosive device was found and defused.
As a result of these events, the high council of universities is holding a meeting later on Tuesday to discuss the security of universities and campuses as well the existence of the security forces and whether police or army presence is to be permitted in or outside of campuses.