Aug. 20, 2015 10:41
CAIRO: Alleged Islamic States affiliates in Egypt have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion Thursday morning at Shubra el-Khema, Cairo that injured at least 29.
“I was at home when the explosion took place. The apartment’s door flew into the living room and everything else got destroyed. May God punish those responsible,” ONTV quoted one of the explosion’s victims.
“I lost everything. My husband’s pension is 300 EGP ($38) per month. We won’t be able to survive,” another victim said.
Early Thursday morning a car bomb exploded around 2 a.m. near the homeland security building in Shubra el-Khema.
Social media websites were flooded with posts about hearing a loud bang from their neighborhoods, including users who thought it was an earthquake.
The sound of the explosion was heard in many neighborhoods, including the southern neighborhood of Maadi.