Russia and the Middle East
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Egypt: bomb hits Cairo police building

A car bomb in a Cairo suburb has wounded at least six police officers and badly damaged a state security building. There are no confirmed dead. The Egyptian interior ministry says a man fled on a motorbike after leaping out of a car which then exploded. The attack happened early on Thursday morning in the in the northern Shubra al-Khama district of the capital.

No-one has claimed responsibility but militants in Sinai sympathetic to ISIL, which controls parts of Iraq and Syria and has a presence in Egypt, have previously been behind attacks on security forces. Euronews Cairo correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim reported from the scene of the blast: This terrorist attack comes a few days after the Egyptian presidents endorsement of the new anti-terrorism law that gives security forces more powers to counter terrorist activities and attacks that still hit Egypt.