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Egypt Army Says 14 Jihadists Killed in Sinai

Egyptian troops have killed 14 jihadists in shoot-outs in the restive Sinai Peninsula, scene of an insurgency since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the army said Sunday.

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Morsi's Fugitive Son Arrested at Egypt Train Station

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, was arrested early Friday at a train station south of Cairo, security officials said.

Abdullah Morsi, 19, who security officials said was on the run, was arrested while boarding a train heading to Upper Egypt. His arrest was also reported by the official MENA news agency.

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Egypt Road Crash Kills 17

At least 17 people were killed in Egypt on Tuesday when a bus ploughed into a truck south of Cairo, state television reported.

The accident occurred near the town of Safaga, 570 kilometers (about 355 miles) south of Cairo, the report said, adding that 25 other passengers were injured in the crash.

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Cairo Power Pylon Targeted by Bombs

Three small bombs exploded on Sunday in a western Cairo suburb, targeting an electricity transmission pylon and cutting power to the area for nearly an hour, a security official said.

Militants have stepped up attacks in Egypt, mostly against the security forces, since the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 and the new authorities launched a deadly crackdown on his supporters.

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Islamist Suspects Killed by Own Bomb in Egypt

Four suspected Egyptian Islamists were killed south of Cairo early Friday while preparing explosives on a farm owned by a senior member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, police said.

The blast in a village in the rural Fayoum province came hours after nine people were wounded when a small bomb went off in a train in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

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Small Blast Near Cairo Military Hospital

A limited explosion occurred late Wednesday inside a car near a Cairo military hospital, Egypt's interior ministry said, hours before the first anniversary of deposed president Mohamed Morsi's military ouster.

Police arrested one of two men who were in the car while the second managed to escape, interior ministry spokesman Hani Abdel Latif told Agence France Presse, adding that the cause of the blast was still unknown and there were no casualties.

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Two Dead as Bombs Hit Cairo Telecom Center

Two bombings on Saturday in a Cairo suburb killed a teenager and her mother, officials said, the latest in a wave of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.

Militants have stepped up attacks after the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 and amid a deadly crackdown by authorities on his supporters.

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Police: 4 Bombs in Cairo Metro Stations, at Least 2 Hurt

Four makeshift bombs exploded within minutes of each other at three Cairo metro stations during morning rush hour on Wednesday, wounding at least two people, Egyptian police said.

One bomb went off at the station of Ghamra, in central Cairo, while the others occurred at Shubra el-Kheima and Hadayek al-Kobba on the outskirts of the capital, a police official told Agence France Presse.

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Officials: Salam Not Visiting Egypt Anytime Soon

A trip to Egypt is currently not on the agenda of Prime Minister Tammam Salam, officials said in remarks published on Wednesday.

The officials, who are close to Salam, told al-Liwaa newspaper that Salam is not planning to visit Cairo anytime soon although he is ready to accept official invitations that he receives from Arab and friendly countries.

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Gunmen Shoot Dead Three Policemen, Wound Nine in Cairo

Gunmen travelling in a car opened fire on Tuesday on a group of Egyptian policemen outside Cairo's Al-Azhar university, killing three and wounding nine others, the interior ministry said.

The attack comes just days ahead of a presidential election on May 26-27, which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win.

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