CAIRO’S BOMB BLAST LEAVES NO CASUALTIES


A small homemade bomb exploded near a church in the Egyptian capital on Sunday but no one was hurt, security sources said. The device damaged a car and a second one was found and detonated by police in the same area near a Coptic church in the northeast of Cairo, the sources added.

The official news agency MENA reported that a car burst into flames because of an electrical short circuit near the church and said the fire was swiftly extinguished. It did not mention a second blast. Shady Wagih, a witness at the scene, told Reuters the first blast occurred at about 9 p.m. (1800 GMT), damaging the car and prompting police to set up a security cordon. The second blast occurred later after the police cleared the area, he said.

In February, a bomb exploded in a popular tourist area in Cairo, killing a French teenager. That was the first deadly attack on tourists in Egypt since 2006. Egypt, with a population of about 80 million, is predominantly Muslim but has a large Christian minority, most of them Copts.

SOURCED FROM REUTERS

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