5 Policemen Killed in Egypt Blast

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Cairo: At least five policemen were killed and 10 others, including civilians, injured on Wednesday after a suicide bomber attacked into a police club in Egypt’s restive North Sinai.

The blast in the residential area completely demolished the club and also a number of nearby cars, officials reported. The security forces covered the area and the injured were taken to the hospital. Some of the injured are critical, medical officials said.

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The attacks targeting police and military increased after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by the military following massive protests against his rule.