August 5, 2019 / 2:15 PM / in 13 days

Car involved in Cairo blast contained explosives: interior ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - A car involved in an explosion in central Cairo that killed 20 people contained explosives and was to be used in a terrorist operation, the Egyptian interior ministry said on Monday.

The ministry said the car had been prepared by the Hasm militant group.

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla, Writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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