Militants Claim Responsibility for Egypt Blasts

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An Al-Qaida inspired militant group claims responsibility for the recent explosions in Cairo that killed six people as more blasts occur on the 3-year anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. (Jan. 25)

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Cairo - 25 January, 2014

1. Wide: Scene of explosion outside police institute with onlookers and plain clothed police

2. Mid: Various of crowd gathered around vehicle damaged in explosion

3. Mid: Damaged vehicles

4. Mid: Shards of glass on car seats seen through blown out windows

5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Vox Pop, Ashraf Ahmed, Resident: (see transcript)

6. Mid: Crowds moving around holding guns opposite explosion site

7. Mid: Man putting hand on a car damaged in the explosion

8. Mid: Angry residents chanting anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans

9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Vox Pop, Ahlam Mohamed, Cairo resident: (see transcript)

10. Wide: Damage to police headquarters after explosion on Friday

11. Mid: Diggers and bulldozer on top of rubble

12. Damaged vehicle in front of damaged police building

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT

ANOTHER BOMB WENT OFF SATURDAY MORNING NEXT TO A POLICE TRAINING INSTITUTE IN EASTERN CAIRO.

THIS OCCURRED A DAY AFTER AL-QAIDA INSPIRED MILITANT GROUP ANSAR BEIT AL-MAQDIS, OR CHAMPIONS OF JERUSALEM, CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOUR PREVIOUS BOMBINGS ON THEIR WEBSITES.

THOSE ATTACKS KILLED SIX PEOPLE AND ALSO TARGETED POLICE.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Vox Pop, Ashraf Ahmed, Resident:

"This is a terrorist and criminal act. These people do not consider God in their actions."

SATURDAY'S EXPLOSION OCCURRED ON THE THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION THAT BROUGHT DOWN LONG TIME AUTOCRAT PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK IN 2011.

THE BLAST CAUSED NO CASUALITIES BUT IT INFURIATED ALREADY TENSE EGYPTIANS.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Vox Pop, Ahlam Mohamed, Cairo resident:

"We will take to the streets today to celebrate and demand General Sissi to run for the presidency because he is the only one who can defeat these terrorists."

THE ANSAR BEIT ALMAQDIS MILITANT GROUP BASED PRIMARILY IN THE SINAI PENINSULA CLAIMS IT WILL CARRY OUT MORE ATTACKS IN THE FUTURE.

SALIM ESSAID, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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