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Second Cairo bomb wounds five police

A bomb near a Cairo metro station wounded five police on Friday, hours after a car bomb struck police headquarters in the Egyptian capital, killing four people, the health ministry said.

CAIRO: A bomb near a Cairo metro station wounded five police on Friday, hours after a car bomb struck police headquarters in the Egyptian capital, killing four people, the health ministry said.

State television had earlier reported that one person was killed and 15 wounded in the second bombing, but a health ministry official told AFP there had been no deaths.

He said the makeshift bomb had been planted near the entrance to the metro station.

The first car bomb which struck police headquarters in Cairo killed at least four people in an early morning blast heard across the Egyptian capital, police and health ministry officials said.

The explosion sent a large plume of smoke billowing above the city and left a deep crater in the street, an AFP correspondent reported.

The attack came a day before police were to deploy across the capital for the third anniversary of the uprising against Hosni Mubarak, with Islamists calling for mass protests against the new regime.

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