Cairo Subway Attacks: Explosions Hit 4 Stations, Causing Widespread Panic Among Commuters
Dr Qadris case is no different. The only difference is he isnt even in the country yet. Earlier today, upon receiving multiple complaints from people residing around the Dr Qadris mansion about the barriers being an inconvenience, the Lahore police set out to perform its duty and have the illegal barriers removed. As per court orders, it is illegal to block streets for any security reasons. At this point, supporters of the absentee leader refused to comply with police instructions. Soon enough, this little tete-a-tete turned into a full-fledged bloody conflict with eight people pronounced dead and over 80 injured .
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The blasts, which were caused by homemade explosive devices, took place at four different stations in central and northern Cairo, in the teeming neighborhoods of Ghamra and Shubra el-Khemia. Police quickly descended on the scene, sealing off stations and using sniffer dogs to search for more explosives, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks the first in the Egyptian capital since last month’s election of former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as the country’s new president. El-Sissi led the military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after millions demonstrated against him in the streets last July. Since Morsi’s ouster, his supporters have staged near-daily protests demanding his return to power. Such demonstrations have usually descended into violence. Security forces have killed hundreds and detained thousands of Morsi’s supporters and in return, Islamic militants have stepped up attacks against the military and police across Egypt. An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the major attacks, including suicide bombings and attempted assassinations of top security officials.
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