A large explosion has gone off near the Italian Consulate in the Egyptian capital, partially destroying the facade of the building in central Cairo. State news agency MENA said the blast on Saturday morning was a car bomb attack.
Aljazeera reports that Medical sources said one person has been killed and four others injured. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. Social media users posted photos they said were from Cairo showing heavy smoke in the city’s skyline.
Egyptian journalist Omar Elhady published photos on his Twitter account, showing what he said was the damage inflicted on the consulate building in the Galaa street.
The blast ruptured underground water pipes, flooding the area. Local Youm7 website posted the following footage showing the aftermath of the attack.