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2 bombs explode in Alexandria

The explosions targeted a telecommunications branch and a bank

A bomb exploded Monday morning in front of a bank in Alexandria, according to a representative from the interior ministry’s press office.

Another bomb exploded, also in Alexandria, damaging a large part of one of the telecommunication branches Monday morning, he added. Both bombs left no injuries.

The representative added that unknown assailants opened fire around the same time in the vicinity of another bank in Alexandria.

On Sunday, a bomb exploded near Alexandria’s City Centre, leaving one person dead and others injured. The bomb was preceded by another in front of a bank in Mahalla, resulting in three deaths and 14 injuries.

Earlier in March, two civilians were killed and 11 others injured in front of Egypt’s High Court, following another explosion.

Military experts agree that bombs targeting telecommunication branches, banks, electricity and gas supply units aim to discourage investments in Egypt. This is of particular concern given Egypt’s hosting of the upcoming Economic Summit.

Bombings have become a frequent occurrence across Egypt, with the insurgency at its peak in North Sinai, followed by Greater Cairo and other governorates. The attacks were claimed by different groups, including Ajnad Misr, “State of Sinai”, the “Popular Resistance” and the “Revolutionary Punishment”.

Ajnad Misr has been active for almost a year and a half. Meanwhile, groups like the “Popular Resistance” and “Revolutionary Punishment” have emerged recently in 2015, unlike “State of Sinai”, formerly Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who have been operating in Egypt since 2011.

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