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Egypt military defuse bomb on railroad

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Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said on March 9, 2013. Egyptian military engineers have defused mortar rounds rigged to explode on a railroad linking the canal cities of Ismailiya and Suez, security officials said. (AFP/File)

Egyptian military engineers defused on Saturday mortar rounds rigged to explode on a railroad linking the canal cities of Ismailiya and Suez, security officials said.

Police called in the military experts after residents of a village near the railroad spotted the bomb, the officials said.