CAIRO (AP) — A series of blasts in Cairo on Thursday killed one person and wounded at least seven, Egyptian security officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks using homemade explosives that authorities blame on militants.
The officials said four bombs exploded in the residential districts of Imbabah and Mohandiseen in the Egyptian capital, which is home to some 18 million people.
Later, a blast outside a police station in the nearby Warraq district wounded four people, including a police conscript.
Egypt has for years been battling a burgeoning insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, but the frequency of attacks against army and police there has spiked since the 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
Small bombings have also been carried out in Cairo and other cities, targeting public transport, shopping malls and government buildings.
They have caused few casualties, but have heightened tensions four years after the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.