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Published: Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 2:25:01 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 2:26:01 PM

Blast heard outside Cairo court as referendum begins

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in the courtyard of a school that will be used as a polling station in Suez January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in the courtyard of a school that will be used as a polling station in Suez January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in Cairo just before Egyptians were due to begin voting in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, security sources said on Tuesday.

The blast occurred near a court complex in the district of Imbaba. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

(Reporting by Sameh Bardisi; Writing by Michael Georgy)

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