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Egyptian officer killed and four injured in Cairo explosion

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An Egyptian police officer was killed and four others were injured in an explosion targeting a security patrol in the Maadi area south of Cairo.

The Egyptian Interior Ministry said that at around 1:00 am on Sunday morning, a group of officers and a member of the Central Security Forces were passing by Al-Basatin Police Station when a roadside bomb exploded.

The ministry said that the incident resulted in the killing of the first lieutenant Ali Ahmed Shawki Ali Abdul Khaliq, and wounding four others: an officer and three recruits.

It added that the injured were immediately taken to the hospital for treatment, and the security services stepped up their efforts to arrest the perpetrators.