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The scene of a bomb blast that damaged a bus near the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo's Nasr City district Thursday.
CAIRO – Five people were injured – one of them critically – when a roadside bomb hit a bus in Cairo's Nasr City district on Thursday, officials said.
The homemade device had been place near a bus stop and was detonated as passengers were getting off, a security source said.
A second bomb was found nearby and defused by an explosives ordnance team, the sourced added – and a third device was also being dealt with.
An explosion has hit a public bus in Cairo, wounding five people. Ayman Mohyeldin reports.
All three devices were in an area close to the King Fahd school complex.
Egypt’s military-backed interim government has vowed to fight "black terrorism" after Tuesday's deadly attack on a police compound in the city of Mansoura which killed 16 people and injured about 140.
It intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organization.
The move gives the authorities the power to charge any member of the Brotherhood with belonging to a terrorist group, as well as anyone who finances the group or promotes it "verbally, or in writing."
The Brotherhood, which estimates its membership at up to a million people, was Egypt's best organized political force until this summer's crackdown. A political and social movement founded in 1928, it won five elections after the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Reuters contributed to this report.
This story was originally published on Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:30 AM EST