CAIRO: Cairo University announced that it purchased a Russian bomb chamber device to guard students and the facilities from possible explosions inside its headquarters. Youm7 reported Thursday.
The device can also be used to discern whether explosives are inside suspicion objects, and reduce any explosion and contain the resulting fireball, the site reported.
Engineer Ahmed Hassan, who delivered the device to Cairo University told Youm7 Thursday that it cost 23,000 EGP, as if placed over an explosive can control 90% of an explosion.
“The chamber affect on the blast makes it extend vertically, not in the surrounding area. It’s the first time such a device has been used in Egypt,” Hassan said.
Cairo University has witnessed unrest since the beginning of its academic year, as a number of Bro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations took place, and were confronted by security forces.
A number of universities, including Cairo University contracted private security company Falcon to secure the gates, but long lines and student resistance have stymied operations.
An October explosion in front of Cairo University injured 10, and terrorist group Agnad Masr claimed responsibility for the attack.