One police officer was injured by the blast of a bomb which exploded outside of the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt. The bomb was reportedly thrown at the Al-Qubba palace by someone driving by on a motorcycle, just outside the main entrance. The Cairo police officer is the only reported injury from this attack at this time.
This is the most recent instance in a series of violent attacks thought to be in protest to the of President Mohammed Morsi by military forces last July. Since then, a series of measures have been taken by the current government to crack down on the activities of those who supported the former president. That campaign has reportedly resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 people, prompting the violent backlash.
The man responsible for the overthrow of Morsi, current president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, was not at the palace when the bomb exploded. He is currently away in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. His office has made no official statement yet about the bombing.
By Jim Malone
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