3 injured in bomb explosion in Galaa Square

CAIRO: A handmade bomb exploded in the police residence at Galaa Square, near the Cairo Opera House, leading to injury of a police officer, a recruit and a civilian and all were transferred to police hospital, an official source said.

A taxi driver on the scene witnessed a suspect on a motorbike allegedly planting the bomb, and after the explosion the taxi driver and other bystanders prevented the suspect from fleeing.

Updates to follow.

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