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Six Troops Killed in Cairo Attack Blamed on Islamists

Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a brazen morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

The attack came two days after gunmen killed a soldier in Cairo, as militants once based in the Sinai Peninsula increasingly target the capital in a campaign that has killed more than 200 security men since the army overthrew Morsi last July.

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Small Bomb Explodes on Cairo Bridge, No Casualties

A small bomb went off Tuesday evening on a bridge in the Egyptian capital without causing any casualties, a security official said.

The explosion in central Cairo caused only minor damage to the bridge's handrail, the official said.

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Cairo Tram Station Bomb Hurts One Person

The explosion of a suspected homemade bomb targeting a tram station in eastern Cairo wounded at least one person on Saturday, Egyptian security officials said.

Since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, militants have stepped up attacks against the security forces in Egypt, killing many soldiers and policemen.

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Three Killed in Egypt Clashes

Three people were killed and 28 wounded on Friday in Egypt as Islamist protesters clashed with security forces and civilian opponents, the health ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile a security official told Agence France Presse 17 policemen were wounded in the capital Cairo, and that protesters torched three police cars.

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Hariri in Cairo for Talks with Senior Officials

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader former Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks on Wednesday with Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

According to a statement issued by Hariri's press office, the two officials discussed the latest developments in the region.

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Two Egypt Bombs Wound Six Officers

Six Egyptian policemen were wounded in a bomb attack in Cairo on Friday, hours before clashes between police and Islamist protesters in several cities killed at least one person, officials said.

The attack shattered a tense calm in the capital after a spate of bombings on January 24 killed six policemen, in an escalation of a militant campaign following the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

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Morsi Tried for Jailbreak as Top Egypt Police Officer Murdered

Ousted president Mohammed Morsi was defiant as he went on trial Tuesday for a prison break during the 2011 uprising, as a top police official was murdered in another sign of Egypt's instability.

The trial, and other violence in which a police guard was gunned down outside a Cairo church, came a day after the military backed army chief Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led Morsi's ouster in July, to run for office in his place.

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At Least 29 Killed as Divided Egypt Marks 2011 Uprising

At least 29 people were killed in clashes in Egypt Saturday during rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, underscoring the country's violent polarization.

Three years after Egyptians rose up to demand the overthrow of Mubarak, thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square chanted slogans backing another military man, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as police clashed with Islamists and activists elsewhere.

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Assailant Hurls Small Bomb at Cairo Police Building

An assailant threw a small bomb at a Cairo police building Saturday, police said, as rival demonstrators prepared to commemorate the 2011 uprising and a day after a spate of deadly bombings.

The small "incendiary bomb" lodged on the wall of the police training center and exploded without causing any casualties, a police official said.

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Six Killed in Four Cairo Bombings

A suicide car bomber struck Cairo police headquarters Friday, the first of four blasts in Egypt's capital that killed six people on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

The bombings, all targeting the police, came as street clashes between Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi and backers of the military killed eight people, a day before planned rallies to mark the revolt that drove Hosni Mubarak from power.

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