A roadside bomb went off near el-Maadi district of Cairo, killing one police officer and injuring four other people, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

According to the ministry’s statement, published on Facebook, the bomb targeted a police vehicle which was carrying a group of police officers and conscripts.

Among those injured were three conscripts and a police officer, all the victims were taken to hospital.

Egypt has recently witnessed a number of roadside bomb attacks. In April, two separate explosions of roadside bombs in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula left two Egypt police officers dead and one civilian injured.

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