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Bombs Defused at Cairo Airport as Egypt Attacks Kill One

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An explosion killed a man in Egypt's second-largest city on Tuesday, hours after bombs were found in Cairo's international airport and a blast in the capital, police and security sources said. The rash of violence has put Egypt on edge, part of an uptick in attacks protesting the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood's President Mohamed Mursi.

A 27-year-old man was killed and three wounded in an explosion in Egypt’s second city of Alexandria, the city's assistant interior minister told Reuters. In another incident in the same city, an attacker threw a Molotov cocktail into a train car, the interior ministry said in a statement. The ministry said a member of the Muslim Brotherhood had been arrested.

Meanwhile, three bombs were defused at Cairo's airport after being discovered at about 2 a.m. local time (7 p.m. Monday ET) outside Terminal 1, which handles international flights, security sources told NBC News and Reuters. One of the bombs was found in a parking lot used by tourist buses. A fourth dummy device was also found.

Hours later, a blast in downtown Cairo's Talat Harb square went off. There were no injuries or fatalities, health ministry and security officials told NBC News. Most of the attacks in recent weeks have targeted police and security forces. Last week, ISIS' Egyptian affiliate claimed responsibility for coordinated attacks in the Sinai Peninsula which killed more than 30 security personnel.

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- Charlene Gubash and Alastair Jamieson

Reuters contributed to this report.

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