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Six killed as bomb detonates during police raid near Cairo

Published 22/01/2016

Egyptian authorities said the bombing took place during a raid on an apartment where militants had been preparing explosives
Egyptian authorities said the bombing took place during a raid on an apartment where militants had been preparing explosives

At least six people have been killed by a bomb blast during a raid by security forces in Cairo's twin city of Giza.

Egyptian authorities said the explosion took place during a raid on an apartment where militants were preparing explosives.

At least three police officers were among those killed in the bombing, claimed by Egypt's affiliate of Islamic State.

A statement was circulated by the group's sympathisers on social media with a design and logo resembling previous IS statements.

The group has claimed multiple suicide bombings and attacks targeting the Egyptian army and police in the past year.

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