April 16, 2014 | Quote

Egypt Police General Killed in Cairo Campus Blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession Wednesday killing a police general, followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene.

Witnesses said the blasts sent up a cloud of smoke and dust near the campus, the site of repeated clashes in the past few months between police and Islamist student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The third bomb struck close to the main gates, where police investigators and journalists had gathered, causing no casualties.

Analyst David Barnett of US-based think tank the Foundation for Defence of Democracies said there was a threat of further violence as the May 26-27 election nears.

“As presidential elections approach, it is more than likely that Egypt will continue to see attacks,” he said.

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