4 bombings in Cairo kill 6, stir fear, anger

Al-Qaida-inspired group takes credit

Posted: January 25, 2014 at 5:06 a.m.

An Egyptian firefighter checks a crater made by a blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city's police headquarters, killing several people in the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following the ouster of the Islamist president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO — A series of explosions Friday across Cairo killed at least six people, injured scores of others and fueled fears that Islamist insurgents were taking their battle against Egypt’s military-backed government to the capital.

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