Cairo Bazaar Explosion Kills One
A bomb at a busy tourist location in Cairo killed one Frenchwoman and injured 20 on Sunday, the New York Times reported.
The bomb was home-made, television station Kare 11 News reported.
The New York Times reported that the authorities said in addition to the 17-year-old Frenchwoman who was killed, 13 French citizens, 3 Saudis and 4 Egyptians were wounded. Most of the injuries were minor expect that of a French boy who was in critical condition, a doctor at a hospital in northern Cairo said.
Two bombs were thrown in Hussein Square, a popular tourist attraction with herbs and jewelery, but only one exploded. Tourists ran in many directions, unsure of where the explosion had originated.
Kare 11 News additionally reported that police safely detonated the second bomb.
The Associated Press detained three people, although no one came forward with having done the attack, according to the New York Times.
Tensions were high in Cairo in response to the recent events in Gaza. Egyptians had largely recovered, however, from many terrorist attacks that occurred during the 1990s, but the problem never completely vanished. The last attack took place April 2005 in el-Khalili, when a suicide bomber killed two French citizens and an American near a party of tourists.