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Three killed in car bomb in Cairo

Police and members of an anti-harassment group called "Harassing the Harasser" detain two boys, after girls claimed that they were sexually harassing them, during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, at Tahrir square area in Cairo July 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

CAIRO: Three people were killed in a car bomb blast Wednesday in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt's state-run Nile Television said.

Another state news outlet, Al-Ahram, quoted Brig. Mahmoud Shawki, a police officer, as saying those killed had been inside the car and were likely to have been on their way to carry out a "terrorist operation."

Shawki said the car was ripped in two by the blast and that security forces were trying to identify the dead, Al-Ahram reported.

Egypt has seen a wave of protests and violence since the army ousted President Mohammad Morsi last year amid mass protests against his rule.

Supporters of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief, see him as Egypt's savior who can end the political turmoil and bring prosperity to the country. But he is viewed by the Islamist opposition as the mastermind of a coup that ignited the worst internal strife in Egypt's modern history.

 

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