One Dead, 11 Wounded in Series of Attacks in Egypt

(Reuters) – A series of bombings killed one person and injured nine in Egypt’s second city of Alexandria on Sunday and an attack by unidentified gunmen in another province wounded two others, security and medical sources said.

Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency that has killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers since the army removed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

Most militant attacks take place in the remote but strategic Sinai Peninsula, but attacks in cities, particularly near police stations, have also increased.

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