2 police officers, civilian injured in blast near Cairo’s Heliopolis court
Explosion scene - YOUM7

CAIRO: Two police officers and a civilian were injured Monday morning after a bomb went off nearby a court complex in Cairo’s eastern district of Heliopolis, Youm7 reported.

Civil protection forces immediately headed to the explosion site. By combing the area, another bomb was found and successfully defused.

It was reported that the injuries are in critical condition.

Egypt has been facing a Islamist insurgency following the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following a mass protest against his rule.

Police and army institutions, public utilities and metro stations are among places targeted by militants leaving hundreds dead and injured.

Last week, a senior judge has survived an assassination attempt after an improvised explosive device exploded under his private car.

The explosion has badly damaged the private car of head of Khanka Court judge Mohamed Abullah, no injuries or deaths have been reported. The car exploded in front of the judge’s apartment in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Sharqia.

On June 29, Egypt’s Attorney-General Hisham Barakat died following a fatal car bomb attack that targeted his convoy in Cairo.

In May, three judges were shot dead by unknown assailants in North Sinai’s city of Arish, hours after former President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death for jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

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