The blast took place in Cairo's Al-Haram district ahead of Monday's anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted former strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Ten people were killed when a blast took place after a team of security personnel attacked a militant hideout in Giza area here. The area was cordoned off by the security forces after the explosion.

Yesterday, at least five Egyptian policemen were killed when militants stormed a police checkpoint in the country's restive North Sinai and opened fire on them.

The country has witnessed several violent militant attacks since the January 2011 revolution which toppled Mubarak, killing over 700 policemen and injuring over 18,000.

The attacks targeting police and military further increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohammed Morsi in 2013 following massive protests.

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