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Dozens wounded in Cairo car bombing

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 00:58

Dozens of people were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Cairo suburb. Julie Noce reports.

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Crowds gather around a large crater in the road of this Cairo suburb. A car bomb exploded overnight near a security building and a courthouse in Shubra al-Kaima. Dozens of people were wounded. Militants based in Sinai who support Islamic State have previously claimed responsibility for attacks on security forces. Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in 2013. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to eradicate militancy, which he has said is an existential threat to the Arab world and the West. Egyptian authorities have mounted the toughest security crackdown against militants in the country's history, drawing criticism from human rights groups who accuse the government of stifling dissent.

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Dozens wounded in Cairo car bombing

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 00:58