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Courthouses Bombed After Morsi Death Sentence

05-16-2015

CAIRO - Egyptian security officials say bombs have targeted courthouses in two cities, wounding two people in what could be retaliation for the sentencing to death of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi the day before.

They say one bomb targeted the main courthouse in the southern city of Assiut late Saturday, seriously injuring a policeman.

Early Sunday, a small girl was injured when a bomb went off near a courthouse in Port Said, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The attacks came after suspected Islamic militants gunned down three judges in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, just hours after a Cairo court sentenced Morsi to death over his role i n a mass prison break in 2011.

 

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