Bombing Near Egyptian Military Intelligence Building Wounds Four

An explosion near a military intelligence building in a Nile Delta province wounded at least four soldiers, Egypt’s military said.

The bombing, in the village of Anshas, Sharqiya province, also partially damaged the walls of the building, the military spokesman said on Facebook. The blast was caused by a car bomb, state television reported earlier.

The attack, which follows an explosion near a Cairo university campus on Dec. 26, marks the latest escalation in violence and unrest in Egypt since the military ousted President Mohamed Mursi on July 3. The ouster triggered almost daily protests by the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters.

The interim government has blamed the attacks directly or indirectly on the Brotherhood without providing evidence, arguing that the Islamist organization was bent on disrupting the country’s transition to democracy. The government last week declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organization after a crackdown on the group that included the arrest and trial of hundreds of its members, including Mursi, and left hundreds more dead.

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