Car Bomb Kills 12 in Egypt

    Egyptian men inspect destruction in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, following a powerful car bomb explosion on December 24, 2013. The bombing tore through a police building in Mansura early today, killing at least 14 people, an attack the authorities said was aimed at derailing the country's transition to democracy.  AFP PHOTO/MAHMOUD KHALED        (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    At least 12 people were killed in a car bomb attack on police headquarters in Mansoura, the second attack there in recent months, and the deadliest outside of the Sinai Peninsula since July. While none have claimed responsibility for the bombing, a militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, owned other similar attacks on security personnel—a group increasingly the target since police officers violently cleared two Cairo protests this summer. A government spokesman laid blame on the Muslim Brotherhood, who condemned the attack.

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