An Egyptian militant group called "Hasm" claimed responsibility for the attack on Friday.
Six policemen were killed and three others were injured as a bomb went off on Friday morning in Haram, Giza, Al Ahram reported.
According to the news outlet, an Egyptian militant group reportedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood called "Hasm" ("determination") claimed responsibility for the attack, through a statement published on their website.
The bomb was reportedly planted in a car parked next to a security checkpoint near Al-Salam mosque, in Haram Street, and might have been detonated remotely. Egypt’s Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the blast killed two police officers, a low-ranking policeman and two conscripts.
The incident quickly propagated through social media, as Facebook activated a safety check feature for users living in Cairo.
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