CAIRO (Sputnik) — A bomb exploded Saturday at a metro station in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least one person and wounding eight others, a local news outlet said.
According to the report, the victim of the attack was a police officer.
At least eight people have been injured after a bombing at Cairo University metro station on the Cairo Metro in Egypt #CairoBombing— George Griffiths (@GTP_Transport) March 28, 2015
The majority of those injured in the Cairo Metro bombing today are reportedly police officers. #CairoBombing— George Griffiths (@GTP_Transport) March 28, 2015
The explosion allegedly wounded four other police officers, media said. The station has been put on lockdown.
Terror attacks against law enforcement officials in Egypt have grown increasingly common following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013.