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Explosive device goes off near Cairo school
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Egyptian protesters wave flags with images of their friends killed during Cabinet clashes, as they march towards the Egyptian Cabinet to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the 2011 Cabinet clashes, on  Qasr al-Nile bridge, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egyptian protesters wave flags with images of their friends killed during Cabinet clashes, as they march towards the Egyptian Cabinet to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the 2011 Cabinet clashes, on Qasr al-Nile bridge, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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CAIRO: Egypt's state TV says an explosive device has gone off in a residential area in eastern Cairo but caused no injuries or damage.

The report says Tuesday's blast took place near a school in the Nasr City district.

The TV had no details on the device or who was behind the explosion. Militant attacks in Cairo have been on the rise since a popularly-backed coup ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July.

Also Tuesday, Egypt's military spokesman announced that special forces have killed a key militant from an al-Qaida-linked group in northern Sinai Peninsula, where the army has been battling Islamic militants.

Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali says the militant, Selmi Zayed or Abu-Khaled from Ansar Jerusalem, was behind the killings of 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai last August.

 
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