Deadly Bomb Blast Near Egypt Presidential Palace


An Egyptian police officer was killed and six others were injured after a pair of home made bombs went off outside the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo Monday. (June 30)



Cairo - June 30, 2014

1. Zoom in to smoke from second blast outside Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo and people running with an injured person to an ambulance

2. Injured man being carried to ambulance

3. Wide of man with blood on his shirt

4. Bomb disposal man wearing protective clothing examining bag on street

5. Various of explosives expert with sniffer dogs looking for bombs on street

6. Wide of presidential palace and people on street


Two homemade bombs went off on Monday near Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo, killing a senior police officer and wounding six other people, according to security officials.

They said the first bomb wounded three street cleaners, then the second exploded while a bomb squad was trying to defuse it, killing a police colonel and wounding three other people, the officials said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

The blasts fall on the anniversary of the massive protests in which millions of Egyptians demanded that Islamist President Mohammed Morsi step down.

The protests were followed by the military's ousting of Morsi on July 3 last year.

The military chief at the time, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was elected president in May for a four-year term.

It was not immediately clear whether al-Sissi was inside the palace when the two blasts went off.

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