Death toll from Cairo blast climbs to three
An American man died early Friday from wounds suffered in Thursday's explosion , raising the death toll to three, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman in Cairo said.
According to The AP, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm said several Americans were targeted in the blast at an outdoor bazaar in Cairo's old city, which also killed a French woman and another person whose identity had not been disclosed.
"One of the Americans has died as a result of the wounds from the bombing early this morning," Schweitzer-Bluhm said, without elaborating.
Egypt's Interior Ministry had stated nine Egyptians and nine foreigners, including four US citizens, were wounded in the bombing in the Khan al-Khalili bazaar area.
Brig. Gen. Nabil al-Azabi, head of security in Cairo, said one of those killed may have been the bomber himself. The Egyptian press termed the incident as a "terrorist explosion". Doctors said many of the injured had severe wounds from nails packed in the bomb.