MOSCOW, January 23 (Sputnik) — A pipe bomb exploded near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, at least two people are injured, a Sputnik news agency correspondent reported Friday.
A palace guard and an Egyptian armed forces officer were wounded. One of the injured is in a critical condition, according to medical sources.
Soldiers of Egypt (Ajnad Misr) militant group took responsibility for the incident on its Twitter account.
According to Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium, Ajnad Misr is a jihadist group that targets what it considers "criminal elements" in the country's government. Last January, the group received attention following a media statement claiming responsibility for attacks on security forces in Cairo.