Last updated: 22 January, 2015

Bomb explodes outside presidential palace in Cairo, one injured

A police officer was injured when a small bomb exploded outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday, police sources said.

An unknown assailant on a motorbike threw the bomb in front of the main entrance of the Al-Qubba palace before fleeing, the sources said.

There has been a wave of violence in Egypt since Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was toppled by the military in July 2013 and a crackdown was launched on his supporters, leaving more than 1,400 people dead.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the man who toppled Morsi, is currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.