Cairo - A bomb went off near a military intelligence
building in northern Egypt on Sunday, wounding four soldiers, the army said.
The explosion occurred in the Sharqiya province in the Nile
Delta and destroyed the front compound wall of the building, the army said in a
The blast comes after Egypt was hit by two attacks in less
than a week. On Tuesday, a suicide car bomber killed 15 people at a police
building in Mansoura, north of Cairo.
And on Thursday a bomb in Cairo wounded five people on a
'Cowardly terrorist acts'
The army said Sunday's attack was a "continuation of
cowardly terrorist acts".
The day after the Mansoura attack, which was claimed by al-Qaeda-inspired
jihadists, Egypt's military-installed authorities accused the Muslim
Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and listed it as a
But the Brotherhood said in a statement that "it is
innocent of any violent incident that has (been) or will be committed".
The designation means hundreds of thousands of members of
the Islamist organisation now face prison sentences if they hold demonstrations
or are found in possession of Brotherhood recordings or literature.
Since Morsi's ouster by the military on 3 July, security
forces have launched a crackdown on the group, that has seen more than 1 000
people killed and thousands of the toppled president's backers arrested.
Despite the repression, there have been several
demonstrations across Egypt in the past three days and at least seven people
have been killed in clashes between Morsi's supporters and opponents.