3 killed in car bomb attack near police station south of Cairo
Explosion near police station south of Cairo -YOUM7

Cairo: Three people were killed and three others were injured Tuesday after two explosive devices went off in the 6 October City south of Cairo, medical sources told Youm7.

The explosive devices, placed in a private vehicle, exploded within the perimeter of the 6 October police station 30 minutes before the Iftar (meal in which Muslims break their Ramadan fast,) eyewitnesses told CBC satellite channel Tuesday.

Two of the three people killed were inside a private car while the third was a passerby civilian, the eyewitness said.

The blast comes a day after Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat was killed after his motorcade was hit by a bomb blast in Cairo’s northern District of Heliopolis.

Egypt has witnessed a significant rise in militancy since the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since then.

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