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1 dead in explosion outside security camp in Egypt
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Egyptian security forces and army vehicles hold their positions outside Cairo university during clashes between riot policemen and Cairo University students, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo December 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
Egyptian security forces and army vehicles hold their positions outside Cairo university during clashes between riot policemen and Cairo University students, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo December 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
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EL ARISH, Egypt: A bomb exploded outside a camp for Egyptian security forces in Suez Canal city killed at least one person and wounded more than a dozen others Thursday, Egypt's official news agency said.

MENA said the explosives were planted in the ground outside the gate of a Central Security Forces camp at the entrance to Ismailia. It said the person killed was a member of the CSF, and that 18 people were wounded including six civilians.

Earlier, a security official said the explosion was caused by a car bomb, based on the presence of car wreckage outside the camp.

Egypt has been hit with a string of car bombs and suicide attacks since the July 3 military coup that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, including an attempted assassination of the country's interior minister.

The military has pursued a wide-ranging offensive in the eastern Sinai Peninsula in an attempt to drive Islamic militants from villages near border with the Gaza Strip and Israel.

In the latest of a stepped-up campaign of attacks against troops, a suicide car bomber hit a bus convoy of off-duty Egyptian soldiers last month in Sinai, killing 11 soldiers and wounding 37.

 
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