Unknown Assailants Attack Giza Traffic Station With Bomb Tuesday

A police traffic precinct in Egypt’s Giza governorate was hit by a bomb thrown by unknown assailants on Tuesday night, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The drive-by attack, which took place in the bustling Mohandiseen district, caused a parked car to explode.

The assailants fired a hand grenade at the precinct and opened fire using automatic weapons, stripping off the building’s facade, Ahram added.

Egypt has seen an increase in attacks against police and military targets since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July following mass protests against his one-year rule.

The violence, mostly concentrated in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, near the border with Israel and the Gaza Strip, has recently spilled over into other parts of the country.

A suicide bomb attack in December killed 16 people in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, north of Cairo.

Source : Ahram