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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Car Bomb Strikes Cairo Security Building

A massive car bomb exploded early Thursday near a national security building in a popular residential neighborhood in Cairo, wounding at least six police officers and blowing the facades off nearby buildings, Egyptian security officials said.

There were no immediate reports of deaths from the explosion, which demolished a wall in front of the government building and smashed its structure, leaving gaping holes exposing its offices. Glass from blown-out windows littered the surrounding streets in the popular Shubra el-Kheima neighborhood.

Ambulances and fire trucks rushed to the scene, which was flooded with water from pipes broken by what authorities said was a blast from high explosives. The explosion could be heard and felt across the city.

Emergency aid head Ahmed al-Ansari said the six wounded were being evacuated to nearby hospitals. Wrecked cars stood around the building, as security forces patrolled the streets and set up roadblocks to ward off hysterical residents. Details shortly.....

Source: +The New York Times

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