CAIRO: Cairo Governor Galal Saeed announced that the owners of homes around the Italian consulate that were damaged in the Saturday will be compensated, Youm7 reported Sunday.
“Construction committees are investigating the old buildings near the [bombing] location to determine the scale of damages; further, 26 vehicles were partially or completely damaged,” Youm7 said.
A street vendor was killed and nine civilians were injured Saturday morning after a car bomb blast hit the consulate in downtown Cairo. Three children, aged between 11 and 13, were among the casualties, according to the Ministry of Health.
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who is visiting President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in Cairo Monday, announced that there are no Italian citizens among the victims of the blast.
Later on Saturday, the Islamic State affiliate in Sinai claimed responsibility for the attack.