Installing Cairo metro Wi-Fi service delayed over ‘security concerns’: source
Metro station - YOUM7

CAIRO: The installment of wireless internet service at Cairo metro has been indefinitely postponed over “security concerns,” Transport Ministry source told Youm7 Friday.

The decision is based on a request from security bodies “due to the security situation in the country and for fear the service might be used by militants,” said the source.

The postponement came after the Thursday car bombing that took place outside the homeland security building at Shubra el-Khema, south of Egypt’s Delta governorate of Qalyubia.

The installment date of the Wi-Fi service, which was scheduled to operate this month, will be determined following a meeting among officials at the ministry, according to the source.

The Islamic State (IS) group affiliates claimed responsibility for the Thursday attack that left 29 injuries. A Sinai-based militant group, recently pledged allegiance to IS, has launched a series of attacks at military and police institutions since the 2013 ouster of the President Mohamed Morsi.

According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since July 2013.

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