CAIRO: An explosives expert was killed and three were injured Tuesday after a bomb that was planted near a police station in Giza exploded, Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced.
The bomb detonated before the expert was able to defuse it. The police closed the surrounding streets and combed the vicinity for other possible bombs.
The explosion came a day before the Orthodox Christians celebration of Christmas on Jan. 7. The police have stated in the past few days that all churches would be strictly secured during the celebration.
Two policemen guarding a Minya church were killed by anonymous gunmen Tuesday morning. Masked assailants shot the low-ranking officers outside The Virgin Mary church in the Upper Egyptian governorate with machine-guns, eye witnesses told Youm7.