Cairo bomb attack wounds 2 police officers

A bomb attack wounded two policemen in central Cairo on Tuesday, Egyptian state television reported.

Egypt is preparing for next month's presidential elections

Since the Egyptian army ousted former president Mohamed Morsi in July, Islamist militants have been stepping up attacks on security forces.

A bomb attack wounded two policemen in central Cairo on Tuesday, Egyptian state television reported.

The unknown assailants targeted a traffic police checkpoint, state television said.

Since the army toppled Egypt's first freely-elected president, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, in July, Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on security forces, killing hundreds.

The violence has scared away investors, hammering the economy of the biggest Arab state.

An Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula which has defied an army crackdown has spread to Cairo and other cities as the country prepares for presidential elections next month.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who overthrew Morsi, is expected to win the poll easily.