Egyptian authorities to pay LE5000 to families affected by Cairo state security bombing

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Aug 2015

On Thursday, a car bomb exploded in front of a state security building in northern Cairo, damaging a number of nearby buildings

Egyptian Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali ordered on Friday that families who houses were affected by a major bombing in Cairo on Thursday be paid LE5000 financial compensation.

A huge explosion ripped through a state security building in the Shubra El-Kheima district early on Thursday, injuring at least 29 people, including six policemen.

Media reports showed broken windows and destroyed furniture inside nearby houses due to the bomb.

On Friday Wali visited families in the area that had been affected by the bomb, state news agency MENA reported.

According to Wali, 60 homes were affected.

A committee from state-owned construction company Arab Contractors will be assigned to renovate the damaged houses, Wali told MENA.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has also assigned the company to renovate the façade of the state security building and a nearby school, both of which were badly damaged in the bombing.

The governor of Qalioubiya, where the district is located, has also ordered that those injured be given monetary compensation of LE2000.

Shubra El-Kheima district, where the explosion took place, is considered part of Greater Cairo, although it is located in the governorate of Qalioubiya.

According to media reports, Thursday's attack was claimed by Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt. 

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