Egypt Independent

IED defused in Marg



Bomb disposal experts of Cairo Civil Protection forces defused an improvised explosive device in the Marg area of Cairo.
 
It was reported to the police that a police sergeant found an unknown object at his home, and took it to al-Eshrin level crossing in Marg. 
 
The device was found to be a small-sized plastic package containing half a kilogram of nails, topped with a smaller package containing an explosive material and a mobile phone. It was defused using a water cannon.
 
Further investigations are ongoing.
 
Bomb scares have increased in Cairo since the recent Mansoura bombing, which killed 16 and injured over a hundred.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm