Car bomb strikes Egyptian police base

2014-01-25 18:07
Egyptians wave a national flag as they greet an army helicopter. (Amr Nabil, AP)

Egyptians wave a national flag as they greet an army helicopter. (Amr Nabil, AP)

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Cairo - A car bomb struck a police base in the Egyptian canal city of Suez on Saturday, wounding at least nine people in an attack earlier blamed on a rocket.

The booby-trapped car exploded on a street next to the base, General Abdel Fattah Othman told the private ONTV television.

A police spokesperson had earlier said a rocket caused the explosion. The health ministry said the attack wounded nine people.

A police official said the car had been placed next to the wall of the base and wounded civilian passersby.

The explosion came the day after four bombings targeted police in Cairo, killing six people, and amid heightened tensions on the anniversary of the start of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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