Bomb blasts in Egypt's Alexandria kill one, wound 9

Egyptian policemen stand guard at the site of an explosion in downtown Cairo on March 2, 2015Separate bomb blasts on Sunday in Egypt’s port city of Alexandria, including one near a branch of a French supermarket chain, killed one person and wounded nine, police said. Since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, militants have repeatedly set off bombs in Cairo and Alexandria, but the deadliest attacks have been in the Sinai Peninsula. One bomb went off just metres (yards) away from a Carrefour supermarket in Alexandria, killing a passenger on a minibus that was driving past and wounding six passers-by, police said. Initial reports that the facade of the French supermarket branch had been damaged were later denied by police.

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