Cairo explosion: three policemen killed pursuing bomber

A wanted Egyptian militant blew himself up late Monday night as he was being apprehended by two plainclothes policemen who have been following his trail across Cairo. The explosion killed the suspect as well as three officers in the third terror-related incident in Egypt since Friday.

Monday’s night blast also wounded six people, including three policemen, a woman, a child and a student from Thailand, according to the security officials.

“As security surrounded the man and was set to arrest and control him, an explosive device in his possession went off,” the ministry said.

In a separate incident, authorities on Tuesday said a total of 16 militants were killed in two exchanges of fire with security forces in the coastal Sinai city of El Arish.

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Source: The National