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Two Bombs Rock Cairo in Two Days

A bomb wrecked a car outside the Saudi Arabian Consulate last night, while this morning saw Egypt's Prosecutor General injured in a second explosion in Heliopolis.

Cairo was once again rocked by terrorism as two bombs detonated in two days. The first one was on Sunday evening in front of the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Cairo's central, upscale district of Garden City. The second bombing rocked Heliopolis in east Cairo, close the Egypt's Military Academy, late Monday morning.

According to MENA state agency, no casualties occurred after yesterday's explosion in Garden City. Shortly after Sunday's explosion, the area was secured and inspected for bombs, but nothing was found. One car was wrecked in the explosion where the bomb was presumably planted. The footage recorded from Saudi Arabian Consulate's security cameras and others will be thoroughly investigated. 

In today's explosion, Egypt's Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat was said to be injured with a broken nose and a dislocated shoulder and reports claim he is currently being treated in Al-Nozha Hospital. However, this has not been confirmed as various sources have claimed otherwise. Also, when the convoy was hit, five members of Barakat's security forces were injured.

'Giza Popular Resistance' militant group have announced that they are responsible for the Heliopolis explosion on their Facebook page, but officials haven't confirmed the authenticity of this claim yet. 

(Courtesy of Mohamed Amin)

Main photo, depicting the Heliopolis bombing, courtesy of Hosam Yahia via Twitter.


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