Sources: Egypt protest blast was explosive device

June 29, 2013 14:22


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ISMAILIA, Egypt - A fatal blast during a protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in the Suez Canal city of Port Said was caused by a home-made hand grenade, security sources said Saturday.

After the blast late on Friday, which killed one man, traces of an explosive substance were found on the bodies of some of the 15 wounded. Ballistics tests were still under way.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters had gathered in a central square in the city, at the Mediterranean end of the canal, one of several small demonstrations around the country ahead of mass rallies on Sunday aimed at unseating Morsi.

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