Islamist militants hit Egypt’s two largest cities Sunday with a bombing in Cairo and an attack on a church in Alexandria, killing a police officer and wounding seven other people, security sources said.
In a separate incident, the leader of a militant group that has targeted police and soldiers around the capital was killed in a firefight with security forces early Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.
A bomb explosion on a bridge leading to the upscale Cairo district of Zamalek, which hosts many embassies, killed a police officer, the Interior Ministry said. Two other officers and a civilian were injured. The force of the bomb, which the sources said was planted in or near a car, left a shallow crater and pools of blood on the May 15 Bridge.
In Alexandria, militants in a microbus shot at the Church of the Angel Rafael, wounding a police officer and three civilians, before fleeing, security sources said.