Raw: Clashes Erupt After Explosions Hit Cairo

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Muslim Brotherhood members clashed with anti-Islamist residents and police following a string of bomb attacks in Cairo. (Jan. 24)

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1. Wide of local residents in Talbiya neighbourhood, near Giza Pyramids, where a bomb was detonated earlier, clashing with Muslim Brotherhood supporters; locals in the foreground throwing stones, while Muslim Brotherhood supporters out of frame shoot fireworks into the crowd, AUDIO: explosions

2. Group of men, some carrying guns; burning tyres on street

3. Injured person being carried to motorcycle to be taken for medical attention, AUDIO: explosions

4. Muslim Brotherhood supporter who had been captured by locals apparently being escorted by them to security forces

5. Security forces around armoured vehicle at scene of clashes

STORYLINE:

Muslim Brotherhood members clashed with anti-Islamist residents and police in Giza and elsewhere in Egypt on Friday, following a string of bomb attacks in Cairo earlier in the day.

In Giza, close to the world famous pyramids, local residents threw stones at Muslim Brotherhood supporters who launched fireworks at them.

Security officials said a bomb planted on a road hit a convoy of security forces on a busy street in the Cairo, killing one person in the fourth bombing in one day.

The blast brings the toll from the series of explosions in Cairo to at least six.

The officials said the bomb went off on Haram Street, which leads to the famed Giza Pyramids, as the police convoy passed by, returning from the nearby clashes with Morsi supporters.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts.

The attacks nevertheless fuel the government's campaign to paint its top political opponent, the Muslim Brotherhood, as behind a wave of militant violence that has escalated since the military's July 3 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent crackdown on the Brotherhood.

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