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UPDATED: Explosion On May 15th Bridge Near Zamalak Exit

Eyewitness reports are emerging about a bomb going off in Zamalek.

Staff Writer

Zamalak residents are on high alert as several reports suggest that an bomb has detonated near the Zamalak exit on Cairo’s 15th of May bridge.

The incident occurred this morning and according to eyewitnesses and at least one person has been injured. 

Reporting on Twitter is Sharif Abdel Kouddous, an Egyptian-American journalist based in Cairo, who works as a correspondent for Democracy Now! He is on the scene, and if you are looking for updates will likely be the best source at the moment, as he is there right now tweeting pictures.

UPDATE: (A health ministry spokesman tells Ahram Online that one person has been killed in the explosion.)

UPDATE: Ajnad Misr has claimed responsibility for the explosion, claiming the attack is part of a “retribution campaign" on Monday. An alleged founder of the militant group was killed in a poice raid on Sunday and explosives and cell phones (used to set off bombs attached to cars) have been confiscated.