Several injured in Cairo blast after militants sentenced

CAIRO — A strong blast hit a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured, Egypt’s official news agency reported, as a court sentenced seven Islamic militants to death over earlier terror attacks.

MENA quoted a senior security official as saying that the explosion was caused by a home-made bomb placed in the vicinity of a courthouse. The site of the attack is a busy district and near a subway station.

The agency quoted Mohammed Sultan, a health minister official as saying that the blast caused no deaths and that 12 people were injured. No further details were immediately available.

Egypt has witnessed a series of suicide bombings, assassinations and attacks over the past year after the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after demonstrations demanding his resignation…

(Photo: Egyptian police inspect a damaged car after a bomb exploded in Cairo late on October 14, 2014. Credit: AFP/KHALED DESOUKI)