A car bomb has rocked the coastal Egyptian city of Alexandria, reportedly killing a policeman and injuring at least four others just two days before the country’s presidential election.

The blast is said to have occurred near the Tolip Hotel in the city’s neighbourhood of Stanley. Multiple Egyptian sources, citing eyewitnesses, report that the bomb targeted the convoy of the security director of Alexandria, Major General Mustafa Nimr.

A number of civil protection officers, firefighters, police and emergency services have reportedly arrived at the scene. Multiple Egyptian sources, citing eyewitnesses, report that the bomb targeted the convoy of the security director of Alexandria, Major General Mustafa Nimr.

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