Update: Explosion in Egypt

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

CAIRO (AP) - Police and forensic officials say a small bomb exploded near Egypt's iconic pyramids, injuring three peddlers.

The officials say the explosives were leftover munitions, but they couldn't provide more details about when or why the bomb was planted. They say Wednesday's explosion occurred some 500 feet (150 meters) from the pyramids outside Cairo.

The officials say the explosion was triggered by peddlers who saw metal glinting out of the sand and began hitting it with iron sticks, thinking the casing might conceal valuable goods. Three of them were seriously wounded.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't allowed to release the information.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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