Egyptian emergency services carry a wounded victim at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016. / AFP / STRINGER
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A bombing on a main Cairo road leading to the Giza pyramids killed six police and wounded another three Friday, the deadliest attack on security forces in the capital in more than six months.And later that evening, another roadside bomb in northern Egypt killed a civilian and injured three policemen, security sources said. A security official said that two bombs placed in the area exploded during a security patrol.Friday's attack was the deadliest in Cairo since May, when gunmen opened fire on a microbus filled with plainclothes police in the suburb of Helwan, killing eight of them.Most of the attacks in Cairo have been small-scale bombings, including one in October that targeted a police convoy and killed a pedestrian bystander.
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