The blasts in the provincial capital of al-Arish came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed, Reuters reports. Egyptian state television also reported the incident.

At least one policeman was killed and two judges injured.

A suicide bomber tried to drive a car bomb into the hotel before security forces opened fire on him, causing the car to explode, security sources said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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State television and security sources first said a car bomb exploded then a second blast hit the area about ten minutes later.

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