01/24/2014, 00.00
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Cairo, car bomb outside police headquarters. Three dead and 35 injured

Islamic museum also targeted. Passers-by shout slogans against Muslim Brotherhood . Demonstrations today against the new government and in favor of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Cairo (AsiaNews / Agencies) - A car bomb exploded this morning in front of the police headquarters in the capital, in the Abdin neighborhood, killing three people and wounding 35 .

The explosion left a huge crater in the road and disfigured the facade of the police building. In addition to having destroyed the windows of many windows in the district, there was also damage to an Islamic museum nearby.

According to witnesses, shortly after the explosion several shots were fired. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the passers-by who stopped after the explosion began shouting slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood .

The fraternity is increasingly seen as a terrorist organization , suspected of being the instigator of many attacks and bombings that have taken place in recent months , after the ousting of their President Mohamed Morsi and the referendum on the new constitution.

Today's attack comes on the eve of the third anniversary of the start of the demonstrations that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The Muslim Brotherhood - now an outlawed group, according to the new government - have planned for the demonstrations today , after Friday prayers.


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