At least 11 killed, over 100 wounded in big blast in Egypt's Nile Delta

By REUTERS
December 24, 2013 04:53

 
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At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a massive explosion at a security compound in Egypt's Nile Delta town of Dakahlyia on Tuesday, a month before a vote on a new constitution key to transition from military-backed rule.

Cabinet spokesman Sherief Shawki blamed the blast on the Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, and said Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had officially declared the group a terrorist organisation.




A security source said the blast may have been caused by a car bomb, but it was not clear if it was suicide attack or not.




State TV said at least 11 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. It said the attack was the worst in the city's history and two senior security officials were among the wounded.




Another security source it was 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."


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