News

Police Foil Bombing Near US Embassy in Cairo

mm
Police Foil Bombing Near US Embassy in Cairo

The U.S embassy building in Cairo, Egypt. Photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police forces foiled an attempted terror attack outside the US Embassy in Cairo, arresting a man who attempted to detonate a bomb in a bag.

Video from the scene appeared to show a man walking to barricades outside the US Embassy. A small, likely premature, explosion occurs in the backpack, forcing the unidentified man to the ground. Moments later, police arrested the man and destroyed the backpack in a controlled explosion.

Following the failed attack, the US Embassy urged American citizens to stay away from the area and advised them to monitor local news.

Reasons behind the attack are still unknown.

Elsewhere in Cairo along the road to Ain Sokhna, Egyptian police killed four gunmen who police say were planning an attack. No civilians or security forces were injured.

Although bombing attacks in Egypt have recently eased, in some areas, including the capital Cairo, still experience some terrorism. These occasional attacks by armed militants mostly target security elements.

'Egypt Is Less Affected By Global Economic Crises': IMF Official
Heavy Trucks To Be Banned From Cairo's Main Ring Road

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

First Creative Entrepreneurship Event in Egypt For Women

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2019

Cairo’s Third Metro Line Fare Prices Increase to EGP 5 – EGP 10

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2019

Aguirre: I Will Leave If I Don’t Achieve Egypt’s Targets

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2019

Egyptian MP Proposes Abolishing Plastic Bags in Favour of Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Egyptian StreetsJune 11, 2019

Google Honors Egyptian Writer Ahmed Khalid Tawfik

Egyptian StreetsJune 10, 2019

African Union Suspends Sudan Membership Over Violent Military Crackdown

Egyptian StreetsJune 6, 2019

‘King Lear’ By Yehia El-Fakharany Returns to Egypt’s Theatre in June

Egyptian StreetsJune 5, 2019

Attack on Sinai Checkpoint Kills Eight Egyptian Security Officers

Egyptian StreetsJune 5, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.