2019 Cairo bombing

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2019 Cairo bombing
LocationCairo, Egypt
Date4 August 2019 (2019-08-04)
Late evening
Deaths20 (+1 attacker)[1]
Injuries
47

On 4 August 2019, a car drove into three other cars outside the National Cancer Institute Egypt in central Cairo, Egypt. The collisions caused an explosion, killing at least 20 people and injuring at least 47 others.[1] The car was driving the wrong way.[2] The next day, Mahmoud Tawfik the Interior Minister of Egypt, said that the car contained explosives and was to be used in a terrorist operation.[3] The explosives-filled car was on its way to commit an attack in another part of the capital. Tawfik accused the Hasm Movement of carrying out the bombing, but the group denied the allegations.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twenty dead in explosion outside Cairo hospital". Reuters. Haitham Ahmed, Alaa Swilam and Mahmoud Reda Mourad. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  2. ^ Cairo explosion
  3. ^ Car involved in Cairo blast contained explosives: interior ministry
  4. ^ Explosives-packed car kills 20, injures dozens in Cairo collision