One person is dead after an explosion near a bank in the Nile Delta town of Mahalla el-Kobra, security and medical sources say. Julie Noce reports.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL A policeman was killed and 20 others wounded Friday night when a bomb exploded near a bank in the Egyptian town of Mahalla el-Kobra, about 100 kilometers north of Cairo. Local media said some of the victims lost their legs, others sustained burns and bruises in the blast which occurred near an Emirates NBD bank branch. The attack comes a day after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed a new interior minister who made a series of appointments to top security posts on Friday. Frequent small-scale attacks have hurt Egypt's efforts to project an image of stability after four years of turmoil triggered by the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.