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Tuesday, October 13

Two explosions rock center of Egypt's Alexandria city center UPDATED 10:20 PM EDT

Three Homemade Bombs in Egypt's Alexandria Wound 2
CAIRO — Oct 13, 2015, 7:36 PM EDT

Security officials say three homemade bombs have exploded along the railway of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, wounding a couple and damaging a train.

Wednesday's pre-dawn blasts are the latest sign that the restive Sinai peninsula's Islamic insurgency has spread its reach to Egypt's mainland. The insurgency escalated after the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

The officials said the bombs were spread out over a kilometer (0.6 miles) along the railway in Muharram Bek, near the city's stadium. They wounded a man and his wife as well as dented and broke the glass of a parked train.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which rattled windows and spread panic across downtown Alexandria.

The officials requested anonymity because they are not authorized to brief reporters.


Sputnik, 04:04 - Wednesday, 14.10.2015

Two explosions rocked the center of the city of Alexandria in northern Egypt, media reported Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Sky News Arabia, at least four people have been injured in the blasts.
The media did not report what caused the explosion.
Egypt has been battling against Islamists, especially in the Sinai Peninsula, since the ousting of pro-Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Radicals, affiliated with the Islamic State militant group, have claimed responsibility for a string of attacks on security and police officers across Egypt.

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