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Cairo suffers series of bomb attacks

One person was killed and others injured in a series of explosions in Cairo in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Mobile phone shops in the Mohandiseen area of the Egyptian capital, a restaurant in the Imbaba area and a police station at Warraq in Giza were targeted by six bombs.

“There are reports of one death and a number of injuries,” the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said in an updated travel advisory issued last night.

An obscure group calling itself the Popular Resistance Movement reportedly claimed responsibility.

The FCO continues to say that there is a “high threat” from terrorism in the country.

“Attacks could be indiscriminate and occur without prior warning. Attacks targeting foreigners can’t be ruled out.

“There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time,” according to the FCO.

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