Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

18 July 2014

Egypt: Security Forces Abort Attempt to Blow Up Giza Railway

Cairo — Bomb squads aborted on Friday an attempt to blow up the Giza railway using five gas cylinders, Giza's General Investigation Directorate said.

The directorate received a report from Giza residents saying that an unidentified man driving a motorcycle has placed gas cylinders at the railway next to the Saqiet Mekki underground metro station, the state-run news agency MENA said.

Bomb experts found five gas cylinders wrapped in blankets and connected to a manual detonator as well as three jerry cans filled with 60 litres of petrol, the agency added.

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