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Mar 29, 3:27 AM EDT

Egyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing


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CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.

Ajnad Misr, or "Egypt's soldiers," said in a statement posted early Sunday on a militant website that it planted the bomb targeting police officers and private security guards at the entrances of the university. It said the blast wounded no civilians.

The militants, who largely target security forces, have posted statements on the Islamic State-affiliated website before.

Egypt has been facing regular militant attacks, mostly targeting security forces, since the military's ouster of elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Militant groups say they are avenging a security crackdown on Islamists, while authorities blame Morsi supporters for the violence.

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