Explosion kills six police officers in Cairo

Security sources said on Friday that the bomb had been placed in a garbage can near a security post in the Talibiya district in the west of the Egyptian capital.

The sources added that three other policemen and four civilians had also sustained injuries in the blast.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack by any terrorist outfit.

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM), formerly known as “The Sinai Province,” is currently the most active group staging terrorist operations in Egypt. It is affiliated to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

Militants from the group have carried out numerous attacks on security forces and judiciary officials since the ouster of the democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Most of the group’s attacks have been focused on targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula; however, deadly bombings have also been staged by the Sinai Takfiris in Cairo and some other Egyptian cities.

In June 2015, the Takfiris killed Egypt’s top state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in a car bomb attack.