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Egypt crisis: Police chief dies in Cairo bombings

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A police brigadier-general was killed when three bombs went off near Cairo university, Egyptian state media say. At least five other people were injured in the attacks, the authorities say. The first two bombs went off within minutes of each other, with the third coming about two hours later. Egypt has witnessed several attacks against government targets by militant groups following the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood last July. The government says militants have killed almost 500 people since last summer, most of them policemen and soldiers. There have been fears of an increase in violence in the run-up to the presidential election in May, correspondents report. 'Screaming' police The latest explosions happened outside near a riot police post outside the main gate of the university's faculty of engineering. Officials said police had been the targets of the blasts, which were reported to have been caused by improvised explosive devices.

02.04.2014. 18:19:14