An explosive device went off near a police training centre in the Nile Delta city of Tanta wounding 13 policemen and three civilians.
Egypt’s interior ministry confirmed that the bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked near the centre and the area has been cordoned off and is being combed by security forces,
The injured have been moved to a hospital nearby for treatment.
Two of them are in critical condition.
There is no immediate claim of responsibility.