One Killed as Five Bombs Explode in Egypt’s Capital

One person was killed as five bombs exploded outside a police station, near shops belonging to mobile-phone operators and close to a restaurant in Cairo on Thursday.

At least 10 people were wounded in the blasts, according to state-run media.

One bomb exploded near a restaurant in the low-income district of Imbaba, killing a worker and wounding three others, while six people, including four policemen, were hurt in a blast outside a police station in Giza.

Egypt has seen a surge in violence since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 following mass protests against his one-year rule. Most of the attacks have been limited to northern Sinai, where a militant group has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index for stocks fell 0.5 percent to 9,425.75 at 10:33 a.m. in Cairo.

The attacks on Thursday come as the country is preparing next month for a conference aimed at attracting foreign investors to revive economic growth.

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