Fake bombs cause panic among Giza residents
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  Fake bombs reading “beware of explosion” caused residents of Giza to panic on Friday when one was found on the Orabi Axis, and a second one in front of Sharqia Company,  Youm7 reported.

During the past months, explosive devices have been implanted in different areas. Some were successfully defused by bomb squad while others were detonated.

According to Youm7, explosive experts, headed by Magdy al-Yamani, found a strange object on the ground at the Orabi Axis, made up of four tubes connected with powder and an alarm device, with “beware of explosion” written on it. After inspecting it, they found that the object did not contain any explosive material.

The second object was found near the wall of Sharqia Company in front of the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University. It was similarly made up of a group of plastic tubes connected with powder and wires inside a plastic bag, with the same warning written on it. Security authorities swept the surrounding area but they did not find any explosive material.

A bomb exploded Wednesday inside an office in Dokki, and another explosion took place Wednesday morning in October 6 City, when a bomb went off inside a police car, killing one police officer.

Following the forceful dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins in August 2013, attacks on security and police forces have been recurrent. Several different groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks on security and police forces over the past several months.

On April 18, an explosion in Mohandessin’s Lebanon Square in Giza targeted the police and killed one officer, and on April 16 a police officer was injured in an explosion in Arish.

Further, last March, the school administration of Khaled Ibn el-Walid School in Omraneya, Giza found five small gas cylinders on Sunday morning, the Ministry of Education Spokesperson Ahmed Helmy told The Cairo Post.

Additional reporting by Abdel Rahman Sayed.

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