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Report: Bomb wounds 3 police in Egyptian capital

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February 7, 2014 04:03 AM EST | AP


CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says a bomb has targeted a police checkpoint on a flyover in Cairo's twin city of Giza, wound three police.

It quoted an Interior Ministry spokesman as saying the explosion Friday hit a truck belonging to the Central Security force that was stationed on the flyover.

Egypt has seen a spike in attacks since the military's July overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, often targeting police. Many have been claimed by a Sinai-based al-Qaida-inspired militant group.

Last week, a new group calling itself Ajnad Misr, Arabic for Egypt's Soldiers, claimed responsibility for several such bombings.