An explosion near a checkpoint close to Al-Qubba Palace early Monday morning injured two policemen, according to Ministry of Interior spokesman Hany Abdel Latif.
Abdel Latif added that the explosion was caused by a homemade bomb planted near Al-Sawah checkpoint in northeastern Cairo, near Al-Qubba Palace.
Abdel Latif said that there is no information available so far about the perpetrators of the bomb attack.
A team from Al-Matariya Prosecution Office were dispatched to the scene of the explosion, state-owned news agency MENA reported.
Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim held a press conference on Saturday where he allegedly revealed perpetrators behind “recent terrorist attacks”.
The ministry issued a statement on 20 October saying that 375 policemen had been killed since 25 January 2011, including 32 after the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit-ins.
Policemen death tolls have increased since then, with more policemen killed in many governorates including Cairo, Qaliubiya, Sinai and Ismailia.
Police checkpoints have been a common target for attacks. One police officer was killed in Ismailia on Thursday evening when two militants on a motorbike attacked a security checkpoint in the city’s downtown.