An earlier bus bombing in Egypt
The Muslim Brotherhood insists that it has nothing to do with this violence. Then who is setting off these bombs? Whoever is doing so certainly supports Brotherhood rule in Egypt, or that of some other pro-Sharia entity.
“Cairo bomb injures 5 after Egypt widens crackdown on Islamists,” from AFP, December 26 (thanks to Twostellas):
CAIRO (AFP) — A bomb exploded near a bus in Cairo Thursday injuring five people, a day after the government widened a crackdown on Islamists by declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.
The windows of the red and black public transport bus were shattered in the explosion at a busy intersection in the north Cairo neighbourhood of Nasr City.
Police defused a second bomb and cordoned off the area, an AFP correspondent said.
The bombing came a day after the military-installed government declared the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, a terrorist organisation, and after a suicide car bomber killed 15 people at a police building.
The interior ministry said the attack was meant to intimidate voters ahead of a referendum next month on a new constitution, billed as the first step in a democratic transition ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections.
A police general, Mohamed Gamal, showed a defused pipe bomb to reporters, saying it had been placed in a billboard and was primed to explode when police arrived at the site of the first bombing.
“It was set to go off remotely,” interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif told AFP, adding the bombs were “meant to terrorise people before the referendum”.
A witness described scenes of panic after the attack.
“I was 100 metres (yards) away when I heard the explosion. I came running to help the wounded,” said one witness, Mahmud Abd al-Al, a construction worker.
“They were covered in blood. One man lost a leg,” he said.
A health ministry official said five people were wounded in the attack.
The Brotherhood, which organises near daily protests demanding Morsi’s reinstatement, insists it is peaceful and has condemned militant attacks….