Series of blasts hit Cairo on anniversary of Morsi ouster
bombings that hit areas surrounding Itihadiya presidential palace - YOUM7 (Archive)
By AMIRA EL-FEKKI

CAIRO: On the first anniversary of the ouster of the Islamist president Mohamed Morsi July 3, 2013, a series of bomb blasts hit several areas of Cairo killing one and injuring another, Youm7 reported.

A man was killed while allegedly making an improvised bomb in an apartment at Giza’s northern district of Imbaba, security source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The blast resulted in the injury of another man.

Other two separate bombs exploded earlier today in two police stations in Imbaba, the source said. The unidentified perpetrators fled the scene while no casualties have been reported.

Another explosion occurred late Wednesday inside a car nearby Cairo military hospital in the district of Abasseya.

The perpetrators escaped and no casualties have been reported.

Two other bombs were defused Thursday morning in 6 October City south of Giza governorate, according to Youm7.

In Al Arish, the capital city of North Sinai governorate, armed assailants attacked security forces headquarters coinciding a limited bomb explosion nearby the headquarters, Youm7 reported, no casualties have been reported.

On Monday and during the celebrations of the first anniversary of June 30 Revolution that toppled the Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013, a police officer died in a bomb blast near the Ithadeya presidential palace.

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL), an Islamist coalition formed to defeat the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, had called for protest concurrently with the first anniversary of the his ouster.

The state has been struggling to counter terrorism since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi.

Islamist militant groups had carried out several attacks against the military headquarters and facilities in Sinai and Cairo killing several civilians.

Militant groups including Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and Ajnad Misr had claimed responsibility for previous terrorist operations and vowed to resume the attacks during the anniversary of the events of June 30 .

Additional reporting by Abdul Rahman Sayed, Azouz el-Deeb, Ibrahim Saeed and Mohamed Hussein.

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