Blasts kill one, wound nine in Egypt's Alexandria - health ministry

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 08, 2015 7:00 AM

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A series of bombings killed one and wounded nine others in Egypt's second city of Alexandria on Sunday, security and medical sources said.

One person was killed and five were wounded in the first blast, outside of a supermarket in the Seyouf district of eastern Alexandria, Magdy Hegazy, undersecretary at the health ministry said.

A bomb outside of Harambe police station in central Alexandria wounded four, while another near the police station was disarmed by security forces, security sources said.

A fourth bomb went off near the Bab Sharq police station without injuring or killing anyone, Hegazy said.

Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency that has killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers since the army removed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

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