At least five people were killed
and more than 100 hurt in an explosion at a security building in
Egypt's Nile Delta town of Dakahlyia on Tuesday, state media and
a security source said.
"It is still unclear what caused the explosion, but it seems
to be a big one that led to the collapse of parts of the
security building in Dakahlyia and we are expecting many
injuries and potential deaths," the source said.
Another security source said the blast may have been caused
by a car bomb, but it was not yet clear if it was suicide attack
State TV said five people were killed and more than 100
hurt. It said two top security officials were among the injured.
Egypt's Nile News TV cut into its late-night programming to
urge people to go to hospitals to donate blood to the victims of
the attack, which it described as the worst in the city's
Attacks on soldiers and policemen have sharply risen in
Egypt since the Egyptian army ousted elected Islamist President
Mohamed Morsi in July in the face of mass unrest against his
Most of the attacks have occurred in the Sinai, which
borders Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip. Around 200
soldiers have died in Sinai alone since Morsi's ouster.