The Egyptian Interior Ministry confirmed the incident.
The explosion took place days ahead of Egypt's presidential election.
The Interior Ministry further informed that the explosion occurred in the district of Roshdi as the head of the Alexandria Security Directorate was passing by.
No group has claimed the responsibility for the explosion yet.
The Presidential elections are scheduled to take place between 26- 28 March where ruling President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is expected to be re-elected. (ANI)