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Egypt state TV: Blast in downtown Cairo near High Court kills 1, wounds 4

  • Masked policemen patrol the site of a bomb blast near the Egyptian High Court, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 2, 2015. Egyptian state TV says a midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounded several people. Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Masked policemen patrol the site of a bomb blast near the Egyptian High Court, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 2, 2015. Egyptian state TV says a midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounded several people. Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather the site of a bomb blast in front of the Egyptian High Court, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 2, 2015. Egyptian state TV says a midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounded several people. Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    People gather the site of a bomb blast in front of the Egyptian High Court, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 2, 2015. Egyptian state TV says a midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounded several people. Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • An masked policemen stands alert at the site of a bombing in front of the Egyptian High Court, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 2, 2015. Egyptian state TV says the midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounded several people. Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    An masked policemen stands alert at the site of a bombing in front of the Egyptian High Court, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 2, 2015. Egyptian state TV says the midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounded several people. Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

Egyptian state TV says a midday bomb blast in downtown Cairo killed one person and wounded four others.

The explosion took place in a crowded area near the High Court. Police have cordoned off the area and explosives experts are searching for other devices.

Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the summer of 2013. Outside of the restive Sinai Peninsula, most attacks have involved small, homemade explosives and have caused few casualties.

The attacks have raised fears ahead of an economic conference later this month aimed at attracting foreign investment.

On Sunday a bomb went off near a police station in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.