IS claims blast that wounded 4 near Egypt pyramids

Egyptian security forces inspect the scene where an explosive device went off while being dismantled by police outside the Meridien hotel in Cairo on October 23, 2015Four people were wounded on Friday by a bomb planted at a Cairo intersection near the Pyramids, the interior ministry said, and the Islamic State (IS) group claimed it had planted the device. Separately in Sinai, where the IS group is waging an insurgency, a roadside bombing killed a police officer and wounded three others in the town of El-Arish, the ministry said. The Cairo bomb went off at the Rimaya intersection, close to several hotels and 1.5 kilometers (just under a mile) from the Pyramids, it said.

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