Egypt

Explosion along Cairo thoroughfare kills 6 police officers

Explosion along Cairo thoroughfare kills 6 police officers

An Egyptian Islamic extremist group claimed responsibility Friday for an explosion in Cairo that killed six police officers and wounded three more.

The explosion targeted security forces on Al Haram Street, known as “Pyramids road,” the main route from downtown to the Giza pyramids, according to the state-run MENA news agency.

The Hasm Movement posted a statement online saying it carried out the attack, in which four civilians also were injured. The state news agency did not say what caused the explosion.

“And we stress to the militias of the military occupation that martyrs’ blood will never go to waste, for they are the fuel to our...

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