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Egyptian policeman killed while defusing bomb outside church

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – Egypt’s Interior Ministry said a policeman was killed as he was trying to defuse an explosive device near a church in a residential Cairo district.

The ministry said the blast late on Saturday also wounded the commander of the bomb squad and another policeman. The device was in a suitcase concealed on the rooftop of a building close to the church in the Nasr City suburb in eastern Cairo, added the ministry, which oversees the police.

Egypt has been battling terrorist militants for years, with the army and police now engaged in an all-out campaign to eradicate them. Egypt’s Coptic Christians have been frequently targeted by terrorist attacks in the country.

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