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Deadly blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo

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By Euronews
Deadly blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo

<p>A huge explosion hit the Italian consulate in Cairo on Saturday morning.</p> <p>At least one person is reported dead and several more injured.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Huge blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo, at least one killed <a href="http://t.co/Sp0s0eyh5h">http://t.co/Sp0s0eyh5h</a> <a href="http://t.co/s1QXx8NFNJ">pic.twitter.com/s1QXx8NFNJ</a></p>— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) <a href="https://twitter.com/htTweets/status/619754625873281024">11 Juillet 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>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. </p> <p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility. </p> <p>Two weeks ago, Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack in Cairo. And militants affiliated to <span class="caps">ISIL</span> attacked several military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the fiercest fighting in the region in years.</p>