Egypt amends law for 'terror' crimes

CAIRO – The Egyptian government on Thursday amended the country's Penal Code to introduce stricter penalties for terrorist crimes, a day after three bomb blasts outside the Cairo University.

In a statement, the government said that the amendments will be referred to interim President Adly Mansour for approval.

The government statement, however, did not give further details about the amendments.

The move came one day after a senior police officer was killed and five others were injured in three bombings outside the Cairo University.

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