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Sharqiya railroad explosion halts traffic - source

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Thursday ,13 November 2014

Sharqiya railroad explosion halts traffic - source

SHARQIYA, Nov 12 (Aswat Masriya) – An explosion occurred on the Sharqiya railroad early Wednesday, leaving no injuries behind, a security source said.

The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said the explosion temporarily halted the railroad traffic on the Zagazig-Mansoura line.
 
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Blasts in residential areas are usually carried out using IEDs. 
 
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