Small blast reported near Cairo church
A small homemade bomb went off near a church in Cairo on Sunday but no one was hurt, Egyptian sources said. According to Reuters, a vehicle was damaged by the blast. A second device was located and detonated by security forces in the same area near a Coptic church in the northeast of Cairo, the sources added.
The official news agency MENA reported that a car burst into flames because of an electrical short circuit near the church and conveyed the fire was swiftly extinguished. An eyewitness told the international news agency the first explosion was reported at about 9 p.m. prompting police to set up a security cordon. The second blast occurred later after the police cleared the area, he said.
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