CAIRO- Four makeshift bombs exploded within minutes of each other at three Cairo metro stations during morning rush hour on Wednesday, wounding at least four people, police and health officials said.
Militants have stepped up attacks in Egypt, mostly against security forces, since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and the authorities launched a deadly crackdown on his supporters.
One bomb went off at the station of Ghamra, in central Cairo, while the others occurred at Shubra el-Kheima and Hadayek al-Kobba on the outskirts of the capital, a police official told AFP.
The explosive devices were “very primary” and of “low intensity,” the official said. Four people were hurt in the explosions, senior health ministry official Ahmed al-Ansari told AFP.
The attacks come nearly a month after ex-army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who led Morsi’s ouster, was elected president.