“CAIRO — An explosive blast, possibly a bomb, killed six policemen and injured three others Friday in what was likely the deadliest assault targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo in recent months, according to the country’s state-run news service.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which occurred on al-Haram Street, a main road leading to Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids, according to the Middle East News Agency. It reported that the policemen were targeted but provided no further details.
Egypt’s Interior Ministry, which oversees the police and security forces, said in a statement that the explosion took place near “two security points” and that security forces were deployed to the scene following the incident. It said three of those killed were officers.”