Policeman killed, 4 injured in Alexandria car explosion

A car bomb went off on Saturday in Alexandria, Egypt, killing a local police officer and injuring four other people. Local authorities are treating the explosion as an assassination attempt against the city's head of security.
The scene of the explosion Photo credit: Twitter

An explosion in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria on Saturday afternoon killed a police officer and injured four other people, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.

Egyptian officials said the explosion near the Tolip Hotel was an assassination attempt against the city's head of security, whose motorcade was nearby. According to eye-witnesses, local police and army forces have shut down the area.

The incident comes just two days ahead of the country's presidential elections.

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