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Pipe Bomb Explodes Near Presidential Palace in Cairo, Several Injured

© AP Photo / Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk NewspaperEgyptian security forces inspect the scene after two homemade bombs went off near the presidential palace in Cairo
Egyptian security forces inspect the scene after two homemade bombs went off near the presidential palace in Cairo - Sputnik International
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At least two people were injured when a pipe bomb exploded near the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo.

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.

A gunmen on a motorcycle killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded a second who were guarding banks in the busy Sphinx Square, a busy commercial district of Cairo on Saturday, Associated Press reported, citing local media. - Sputnik International
One Policeman Killed, Another Wounded in Cairo
A source in the law enforcement told Sputnik that the explosion was likely to have been triggered remotely via a mobile phone.

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.

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