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    Deadly Twin Bombs Hit Cairo Suburb

    Damage is seen at the site where two bombs exploded on Cairo's outskirts, June 28, 2014.
    Damage is seen at the site where two bombs exploded on Cairo's outskirts, June 28, 2014.
    VOA News

    Two bombs exploded in a Cairo suburb Saturday, killing a teenager and wounding her mother.

    Security officials said the homemade bombs hit a telecommunications building that was still under construction in the 6 October district. The victims were the wife and daughter of the building's security guard.

    Local officials said they are working to restore telephone service to some 800 people whose lines were affected by the blast.

    The double bombing is the latest in a string of blasts to hit in and around the Egyptian capital. Saturday's blast comes after at least four makeshift bombs exploded in Cairo earlier this week.

    Militants have carried out a series of bombings and shootings since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July.  Most of the attacks have taken place in the restive Sinai Peninsula, but have spread to other cities, including Cairo.

    Earlier this month, the government said such attacks have killed nearly 500 people, most of them soldiers and police.

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    by: ali baba from: new york
    June 29, 2014 2:11 AM
    It looks that terrorist activities executed by Muslim brotherhood and other affiliated terrorist organization will continue in Egypt. the terrorist organization wanted to extended their activities to other country. sooner the jihadist will arrive to Egypt and start killing innocent people and make live miserable to Christian minority such they did in Iraq where they ask the Christian to convert to Islam or die. . how many crime is committed with the name of Islam? Is the Muslim extremist have conscience or moral code at all? Who is supported them and give them money and weapons? For years we heard about killing in Pakistan, Iraq. Egypt , Syria . no end in the horizon

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