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Bomb targeting police bus in Beheira kills 2 officers

The explosion also resulted in at least 24 injuries

An explosive device targeting a police bus in Beheira detonated on the side of a road Monday, leaving two police officers dead and 24 others injured, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

The injured were transferred to the hospital following the incident, while explosives experts surveyed the surrounding areas for other explosive devices.

Earlier this month, a bomb exploded near the Heliopolis Court, leaving three injured, including security personnel. A senior police officer died a week later due to injuries sustained in the attack.

Extremist militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for the attack on the same day via their Twitter account.

The month of June witnessed one of the most high profile attacks with the assassination of prosecutor general Hisham Barakat, also in Heliopolis. Barakat died on the same day in Nozha Hospital due to injuries sustained in the attack.

Bombings have become a frequent occurrence across Egypt, with a militant insurgency at its peak in North Sinai, and other attacks frequently occurring in Greater Cairo and other governorates.


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