Qalyubia police deny news of explosion during inspection of Mostorod checkpoint
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BANHA, Egypt: A security source in Qalyubia denied news that a bomb planted near Mostorod checkpoint went off as police and military troops inspected the post Saturday.

A number of unidentified gunmen opened fire at the checkpoint on Ismailia-Mostorod road in Shobra el-Khaima earlier today, killing five soldiers.

Explosive experts were able to defuse two bombs planted near the checkpoint and detonated a third one that they could not dismantle, the source explained, assuring no casualties occurred during the detonation.

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