Car bomb hits Italian consulate in Cairo, kills one
People stand outside the Italian consulate in Cairo to view the damage caused by the explosion. (Courtesy of Twitter)
A security official said a car bomb caused the blast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.
Medics at the site of the blast told AFP that the blast also wounded two policemen stationed outside the consulate and three passers-by.
A MENA report cited witnesses as saying the force of the explosion had caused massive destruction to the building.