At least two Westerners killed in Cairo blast
An blast went off at a bazaar popular with tourists near Cairo's al-Azhar mosque Thursday, killing a French woman and an American man and injuring at least 19 other people, officials said. Some unofficial reports said four people were killed.
The wounded were 10 Egyptians, two Americans, two Turks, two Italians, two French citizens and one Briton, said Egyptian deputy health minister Ahmed Adel. According to The AP, police were investigating reports that the blast was caused by a person on a motorcycle, official said.
A number of tourist bazaars surround al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious Islamic institutions in the Sunni Muslim world, in Cairo's old city. The explosion took place on al-Moski Street, a narrow street of tourist shops and clothes sellers near the main bazaar of Khan al-Khalili.