A policeman was killed and at least four others wounded in a bomb attack in the Egyptian capital Cairo, according to officials.
It happened at a traffic security post near a courthouse in the city and is the latest incident in a 24-hour surge of violence in the country.
The Cairo bomb came just hours after the Interior Ministry said a soldier and at least seven more people were injured in two suicide attacks in South Sinai.
One happened on the town of El-Tur on the main road between Cairo and the tourist resort of Sharm El-Sheik in which the bomber and a soldier was killed.
The other attack targeted a bus on the main road further south of the town of El-Tur. Four Egyptians were injured with reports claiming they are all employees of a tourism company.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for the end of the month. The cabinet said in a statement “cowardly attacks” such as the ones on Friday would only increase the security forces commitment to fight terrorism and would not disrupt Egypt’s political transition.