Bomb blast in Egypt tourist town kills two

Five injured in the first attack in the town of Aswan

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Bomb blast in Egypt tourist town kills two

At least two people were killed following a bomb explosion in Aswan, southern Egypt yesterday.

According to Al Arabiya News, the blast was caused by a device placed near a police station in the tourist town.

Five people, including a policeman, were injured in the blast.

Egypt has been hit by a wave of bombings and shootings since the military ousted president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

This is the first attack in the town of Aswan, France 24 reports.

Most of the violence has been targeted the Sinai Peninsula, spearheaded by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State jihadist group.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website warns that the threat of terrorism in Egypt remains high.

"Terrorists continue to plan attacks in Egypt. Attacks could be indiscriminate and occur without prior warning. Foreigners could te targeted in tourist resorts or other locations frequented by foreigners," it says.

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