An Egyptian fire fighter checks a crater made by a blast at the police headquarters in Cairo
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Large car bomb hits central Cairo

Five people have been killed and nearly 70 wounded after three blasts in the Egyptian capital that appeared to target the police force.

Five people have been killed and nearly 70 wounded after three blasts in the Egyptian capital that appeared to target the police force.

The attacks began with a powerful car bomb that exploded outside the police headquarters in central Cairo, killing four people and wounding 51.

Within hours, two other blasts occurred elsewhere in the city, killing one person and injuring 15.

Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.