(Corrects to say 6th of October City west of Cairo)
CAIRO, June 28 Two bombs exploded at a small
telephone exchange on Cairo's outskirts on Saturday, killing an
18-year-old woman and her mother, security sources said, days
after a string of small bomb explosions hit the Egyptian
capital's metro network.
Near Rafah in North Sinai, gunmen killed four Egyptian
soldiers, state media and security sources said.
The gunmen forced the soldiers, who were returning from a
holiday and dressed in civilian clothing, out of their vehicle
and shot them before escaping, the state news agency MENA
No group immediately claimed responsibility for either
The exchange building was still under construction, and it
appeared likely that the devices that exploded had been intended
for use elsewhere, security sources and a judicial source said.
The unfinished concrete building partially collapsed in the
blast. The two women killed were the wife and daughter of a
construction site guard who lived in an annex to the building in
6th of October City, a western satellite district of Cairo.
Egypt has been hit by a wave of violence, mainly by
militants based in the Sinai peninsula against security forces,
since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim
Brotherhood last July.
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.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Facebook that
security forces and bomb experts were inspecting the site of the
(Reporting By Shadia Nasralla and Reuters TV; Editing by Sophie
Hares and Kevin Liffey)