Bomb Explodes Near Israeli Embassy In Cairo, No Injuries

A bomb exploded near the Israeli embassy in Cairo late on Tuesday. There were no injuries reported.

The improvised explosive device was planted on Al-Gamaa Bridge in front of the embassy, which is located on the third floor of an apartment building.

Security sources said the explosion targeted a police car, rather than the embassy itself.

Three cars were damaged in the blast.

In 2011, there were several protests outside the embassy to denounce Israel’s killing of six Egyptian soldiers inside Egyptian territory.

In September 2011, protesters stormed the embassy and threw files in Arabic, Hebrew and English from the windows.

Since 2011, the offices have remained vacant and the Israeli ambassador and his staff have been working from temporary locations, including hotel suits, until a new building is found.

Egypt has witnessed a series of terrorist attacks aimed at army and police personnel since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July.

Source : Ahram online

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