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Deadly blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo

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Deadly blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo


A huge explosion hit the Italian consulate in Cairo on Saturday morning.

At least one person is reported dead and several more injured.

A car bomb was to blame, according to a security official in the Egyptian capital, with reports that attackers had placed a device underneath a vehicle near the building and remotely detonated it.

The consulate was closed at the time of the attack, at around 6:30 am this morning local time. At least four people are reported hurt.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Two weeks ago, Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack in Cairo. And militants affiliated to ISIL attacked several military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the fiercest fighting in the region in years.

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