The US Embassy in Cairo has sent out an advisory to US citizens, advising them to stay close to home for the foreseeable future:
"Due to the uncertain security situation following the violence over the past weekend, U.S. citizens are advised to elevate their level of awareness and limit their movements to the near vicinity of their neighborhoods. The U.S. Embassy recommends against overland travel outside metropolitan areas at this time.
"Several recent bombing attacks have targeted police and military both in Cairo and throughout the country. Consequently, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when in proximity to military and police personnel and facilities.
"As a matter of general practice, U.S. citizens should avoid areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. U.S. citizens in Egypt are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly."
Gunmen have shot dead a police officer guarding a church in Cairo, and wounded two others, security sources said, hours after another attack claimed the life of a police general. The shootings on Tuesday come a day after Egypt's military backed its chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to run for the presidency. Security sources said gunmen in a car opened fire at the policemen in western Cairo, killing one and wounding two. One assailant was arrested while two others fled on foot. [AFP]
Egypt's state news agency says the second trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi over charges related to 2011 prison breaks has been adjourned for nearly a month. The agency said on Tuesday that the judges decided to postpone the trial until Feb. 22 to allow lawyers time to review the case files. [AP]
More from Mansour:
We were on the streets yesterday to mark the revolution, God's victory is looming large. Terrorism is a tool of the weak, and my confidence in Egypt is firm and unshaken.
We will fight terrorism without mercy those who have abandoned the nation.
The homeland is precious and dear. We will do our best to safeguard your lives.
Priority goes to securing nation and we will increase courts dealing with terrorism. I have asked public persecutor to speed up investigation with detainees and release those found innocent.
Just in: Egyptian President Adly Mansour now giving a live televised national address following the #Jan25 anniversary. "We will do our best to restore and safeguard security."
Egypt's Health Ministry has confirmed at least nine people have died across Egypt today.
Interior Ministry says at least 450 people have been arrested nationwide during today's protests.
One person has been injured in a bomb attack and gunfight on a Central Security Forces camp in Suez, according to MENA.
A helicopter crash in the restive Sinai Peninsula killed five Egyptian
soldiers on Saturday, medics said.
Ministry of Health: four people killed and 15 injured in cashes so far today across country. Two people have been killed in Minya, one in Cairo and one in Giza.