Egyptians walk past a portrait of Egyptian Presidential hopeful, retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, at a market in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 17, 2014. El-Sissi faces leftist Hamdeen Sabahi, who has the support of youth groups who led the 2011 uprising against autocrat Hosni Mubarak. El-Sissi, who led the July 3, 2013 overthrow after millions protested against Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, is widely expected to win the May 26-27 vote on a wave of nationalistic, anti-Islamist fervor. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) (The Associated Press)
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, observes the election process inside a polling station in the Sayeda Aisha neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. Carter is warning Egypt that its transition to democracy after years of political turmoil is faltering ahead of presidential elections planned for later this month, in a statement Friday, May 16, 2014. His Carter Center won’t be sending observers for Egypt’s May 26-27 election, which many believe retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi handily will win following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year that he led. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell, File ) (The Associated Press)
CAIRO – Egypt's official news agency says a homemade bomb exploded at an election rally for presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wounding four people including two policemen.
El-Sissi, the front-runner in the May 26-27 vote, was not at the rally in the Cairo district of Ezbet el-Nakhl.
The late Saturday attack was the first to be reported on a campaign event for the retired field marshal who ousted Egypt's first freely elected president last July. El-Sissi has not appeared in any election rallies, apparently for security reasons, restricting his campaign to television appearances and interviews.
El-Sissi said in a recent TV interview that two assassination plots against him had been uncovered, but he gave no details.
His only rival in the vote is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.