Man killed and three others injured by explosive device in Cairo's Maadi

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Mar 2017

Explosion
A file photo of Special police officers stand guard at the scene of a bomb blast in Giza Al Haram Street on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt December 9, 2016. (Reuters)

A man was killed and three others were injured Friday when an explosive device detonated in Cairo's Maadi, Egypt's Ministry of Interior announced.

According to a brief statement issued by the ministry shortly after the explosion, the device was found by 35-year-old doorman Hamda Abdel-Zaher in the garden of the building where he worked on Al-Jazeir street, Maadi.

As Abdel-Zaher inspected the device it detonated, immediately killing him and injuring his wife and two children.

The injured were transferred to hospital to receive treatment.

Security forces are currently sweeping the area and investigating the incident.  

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