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Fem mennesker er drept og nærmere 70 skadet i tre eksplosjoner i Egypts hovedstad Kairo. Dette skjer rett før årsdagen for oppstanden i 2011.

The attacks began with a powerful car bomb that exploded outside the police headquarters in central Cairo, killing four people and wounding 51.

Within hours, two other blasts occurred elsewhere in the city, killing one person and injuring 15.

Jihadister ser ut til å stå bak:

An al-Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) has admitted responsibility for the attack on the police headquarters.

The group previously claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a security building in the northern city of Mansoura in December that killed 16 people and injured more than 100 others.

Gruppen sier at målet var vantro sikkerhetsstyrker. Er det hevn for avsettelsen av Morsi? Brorskapet sier den er uvelkommen:

The Muslim Brotherhood condemned the attack that hit police headquarters at around 06:30 local time (04:30 GMT).

Volden ser altså ut til å vedvare i regionens folkerikeste stat. Jihadistene kan neppe ta makten, men de kan så uro, ustabilitet og kaos med aksjoner som denne – i Egypt som i andre land.

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Et illevarslende tegn var den antiamerikanske stemningen blant tilskuerne som samlet seg. De lot sinnet gå ut over utenlandske reportere, som ble angrepet.

 

Many in the crowd were also angry at the United States. One man raised a picture of Gen. Sisi, who deposed Morsi, and railed against the US for “supporting terrorism and the Muslim Brotherhood.” Some focused their anger at the US on foreign reporters, and several journalists were assaulted by angry crowds.

BBC: Egypt violence: Deadly blasts hit police in Cairo

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/2014/0124/Cairo-blasts-send-worrisome-message-on-eve-of-Tahrir-anniversary?cmpid=twitterfeed