Five Dead and Dozens Wounded as Explosions Rock Cairo
At least five people were killed and almost 100 more wounded after two explosions rocked Cairo on Friday morning, Egypt’s Ministry of Health said.
Shortly after sunrise, a vehicle exploded as it tried to get into police headquarters in the Egyptian capital, killing four and wounding 76, officials told NBC News.
“Traitors and dogs,” onlookers yelled in an apparent reference to the assailants, Reuters reported. Witnesses told local media that there was damage to both the police headquarters building and the 19th-century Museum of Islamic Art, which was recently renovated in a multi-million dollar project.
State television quoted witnesses as saying that gunmen opened fire on buildings after the blast.