The explosion took place as the convoy of Alexandria's security chief, General Mostafa al-Nimr, passed by. At least one policeman was killed and four others were injured in the bombing.
Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Australia's Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge were among the first landmarks to join the blackout.
The Russian government estimates that more than 100,000 civilians have evacuated besieged eastern Ghouta in the past month. The Syrian army is close to gaining full control of the rebel-held enclave.
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