Egypt's religious endowments ministry cleared after bomb scare

Ahram Online, Wednesday 10 Apr 2013

Religious Endowments Ministry in downtown Cairo is evacuated following reports of bombs in building

Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments (awqaf) in Cairo's downtown district evacuated its employees on Wednesday afternoon following reports that two bombs had been planted inside the building, Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website has reported.

The interior ministry has dispatched police armed with sniffer dogs to inspect the building, while ambulances remain stationed outside ministry premises.

As of 5:30pm, police were still in the process inspecting the building.

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