Large explosion hits Italian consulate in Egypt

A scene of a past bomb attack in Egypt.
A scene of a past bomb attack in Egypt.

A large explosion, caused by a car bomb, has hit the Italian Consulate in Cairo, Egypt.

The Saturday morning incident has left one person dead and at least four people injured, according to medical sources quoted by BBC.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

This comes after Egypt’s public prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed by another car bomb attack in the city last month.

In the same month, another car bomb targeting a police station left three people dead.

Militants in Egypt have killed at least 600 police and armed forces personnel in the past two years.

The militants stepped up their attacks after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

In recent weeks, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has promised to crack down further on Islamist militants with hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members, including ousted President Mohammed Morsi, being sentenced to death by Egypt’s courts.

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