An Egyptian worker checks a hole believed to be caused by the bombing in the street outside the national security building early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in the Shubra el-Kheima neighborhood of Cairo. A massive car bomb exploded early Thursday in a popular residential neighborhood in Cairo, blowing the facades off nearby buildings, Egyptian security officials said. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Cairo blast: Isis-linked group claims responsibility

Islamic State-affiliated militants in Egypt have claimed responsibility for an explosion at a Cairo security building that left six police officers wounded.

The claim came in a message circulated on social media stamped with a logo reading “Islamic State, Egypt.” Isis insurgents based in Sinai have claimed a series of similar bombings in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt.

The blast occurred just before 2am close to the national security agency building in Shubra al-Khaima, a neighbourhood on the northern edge of the Egyptian capital. The sound of the explosion echoed across Cairo, rattling windows and waking residents miles from the blast.

  • mobuyus

    Ho hum.