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At least four Egyptian officials suffered wounds when a bomb exploded near the military intelligence headquarters in the city of Anshas, Egypt, during the midday hours on Sunday, according to African Xinhuanet news service.

The blast caused by a car loaded with explosives using a remote detonator near the intelligence building, according to the director of the Criminal Investigations Office.

According to Middle East reports, the four casualties were soldiers who were assigned guard duty at the intelligence compound and they were injured by the car-bomb blast which partially damaged the building.

A security official told state news agency MENA Egyptian security forces have arrested a suspect in the explosion. The official condemned the terrorist attacks targeting Egypt's military and state facilities.

Egypt experienced two bombing incidents last week. On Tuesday, a huge bomb rocked the Security Directorate building in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, killing 16 people and wounding more than 130, while on Thursday a smaller explosion near a public bus in eastern Cairo's Nasr City injured five people, according to Examiner news stories.

Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis, an al-Qaeda branch that's based in the Sinai peninsula, claimed responsibility for the Mansoura bombing, but Egypt's interim government continues to blame the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack.

Egyptian police bomb technicians also managed to defuse another bomb found near the Nasr City explosion site. The improvised explosive device (IED) was meant to kill and maim members of Egypt's security forces who were expected to rush to the scene following the original blast. Such bombs are known as anti-personnel bombs.

"The multiple bombings and other attacks are creating fear throughout Egypt. On Saturday, the discovery of a dummy bomb in Alexandria University caused panic on campus among students and professors. Experts who examined the bomb found it to be devoid of explosive material," according to MENA.

According to an Examiner news story on Sunday, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood rioted on the university campus in Cairo and torched buildings in protest of the ouster and trial of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.



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