Bomb blasts in Cairo kill six, wound 100

BY newsdesk  January 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM EDT

Four bomb blasts in Cairo — one at police headquarters and three elsewhere in the city — killed six people and wounded roughly 100 Friday morning. The bombings are considered one of the most significant attacks on Egypt’s capital.

The blasts come at a time of great unrest in Cairo, on the eve of the third anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring revolt. The city has experienced intense violence and protests since the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July. Even with increased security measures in Cairo, clashes between the police and anti-government militants have continued to escalate.

In November, PBS NewsHour’s Margaret Warner looked at how Egypt’s unrest is impacting U.S. and Mideast relations.

H/T Sarah Corapi