3 improvised bombs target Sharqia; train traffic delayed for 2 hours
Egyptian National Railways - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Three improvised bombs detonated in Sharqia in the eastern Delta, targeting two public buses and a railway bridge early Friday.

Due to the explosions, minor damage to the railway bridge outside a village in Belbais halted train traffic between Cairo and Sharqia governorate for two hours, Youm7 reported.

Technicians fixed the damage and security forces searched the area, but no other bombs or arrests were reported.

Two separate explosive devices also detonated inside two public buses at a public station in Minia al-Qamh, breaking the windows of the buses and causing burn damage, but caused no deaths or injuries.

Since the 2013 military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, the military, police and public utilities, especially electric towers, have been targeted by indiscriminate shootings and explosive devices.

Additional reporting by Fathiya el-Deeb.

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