Blasts in Alexandria injures 10

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 18:39

Suspected Islamist militants bombed 3 police stations in Egypt's second city Alexandria today, wounding 10 people, and also targeted two other locations.

Nobody was injured in the two other blasts in the eastern part of the city.

The Egyptian affiliate of Islamic State, the militant group controlling large parts of Syria and Iraq, has claimed responsibility for attacks on security forces in Sinai that killed at least 30 people late last month.

Islamist militants in Sinai have stepped up attacks on police and soldiers since the army toppled president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 after protests against his rule. Hundreds of police and soldiers have been killed.