Egyptians help a man injured in the explosion outside Egypt's highest judicial building (AFP)
Two people were killed in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian Supreme Court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.
Nine people were injured, one critically – the majority of the wounded were civilians, according to the interior ministry, who said several police officers and army conscripts were also hurt.
The explosion appeared to be aimed at a police checkpoint near the court, a hospital official said.
One of the dead, 24-year-old Ahmed Saeed Fawzi, was a lawyer who was leaving the building after signing his oath of admission to the legal profession at the time of the explosion.
CCTV footage, aired on Egyptian television, showed a bomb being placed under a car in a busy street in central Cairo.
Amateur video showed civilians running to the scene of the explosion, shouting for ambulances and medics for the injured.