Three explosions occurred near Ittihadeya Palace, the presidential residence on June 30, 2014, on the anniversary of the first round of protests that lead to Morsi’s ousting in 2013. The explosions killed two police explosive experts and injured at least three others. The two officers, Col. Ahmed Amin Ashmawy and Lt. Col. Muhammad Ahmed Lotfy were attempting to diffuse devices placed throughout the area.
The terrorist organization Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for the series of explosions, after having warned civilians that two bombs had been placed near the palace. The warning was dismissed by the Ministry of Interior.