CAIRO, June 28 Two bombs exploded at a small
telephone exchange on Cairo's outskirts on Saturday, killing an
18-year-old woman, security sources said, days after a string of
small bomb explosions hit the Egyptian capital's metro network.
The two bombs had been stored the exchange building which
was still under construction, security sources and a judicial
source said, adding they assumed the devices had been intended
for use elsewhere.
The unfinished concrete building partially collapsed in the
blast, which killed the daughter of a construction site guard
and injured his wife. The family lived in an annex to the
building in 6th of October City, an eastern satellite district
State television reported that two people were killed in the
blast but security officials were not immediately able to
confirm the higher toll.
An official at the site told reporters telephone services
would return within two days to around 800 people whose lines
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Facebook that
security forces and bomb experts were inspecting the site.
On Wednesday, eight people were hurt in northern Cairo when
homemade explosive devices blew up at four metro stations and a
courthouse in the first attacks in Cairo since Abdel Fattah
al-Sisi became president earlier this month.
(Reporting By Shadia Nasralla and Reuters TV; Editing by Sophie