Maadi blast kills citizen, injures 3

The Security Information Center of the Ministry of Interior announced the death of a citizen and the injury of 3 members of his family in a blast in Maadi.

The center added in a statement issued on Friday that the security services in Cairo received a communication on Friday morning saying an explosion was heard on Algeria street in the Maadi, after which security leaders, civil protection personnel, and bomb squads moved immediately to the area of the explosion.

As the doorman of building number 14/5 on Algeria street was cleaning the garden of the building, he found a metal object that exploded when he checked it, killing him and injuring his wife and two children with shrapnels.

The victims were all transferred to hospital, according to the statement. A security cordon was imposed around the area of the incident and authorities took over investigation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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