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Bombing at Egyptian police station kills 15

Vulnerability highlighted with key vote looming

MANSOURA, Egypt — A powerful blast ripped through a police headquarters in an Egyptian Nile Delta city Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest bombing yet in a campaign of violence blamed on Islamist militants.

The attack, which occurred as top security officials met to work out arrangements for an upcoming constitutional referendum, underlined the vulnerability of Egypt’s police amid fears of increased militant violence before the Jan. 14-15 referendum.

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