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Car bomb explodes outside Italian Consulate in Cairo

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CAIRO (CNN) — A car bomb exploded outside the Italian Consulate in downtown Cairo early Saturday morning, significantly damaging part of the building, police said.

The blast caused some injuries but no deaths, authorities said.

“There’s significant damage to the side of the building, a wall has collapsed and there was blood on the debris,” photographer David Degner told CNN from the scene.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police pushed back a crowd of several hundred people who converged on the blast site, Degner said.

Islamist militants have mainly targeted police and troops, killing hundreds in the last two years.

 

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