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Breaking: Huge Explosion Rocks Downtown Cairo

Written by Amira Al Hussaini On 24 January 2014 @ 5:23 am | 1 Comment

In Arabic, Breaking News, Egypt, English, Middle East & North Africa, Photos, Weblog

Egyptians just woke up to the sound of a huge explosion, that rocked downtown Cairo. Photographs posted online show a plume of smoke rising above the horizon. Some report the sound of gunshot. Initial reports claim that the explosion happened around the Cairo Police Directorate.

Journalist Rawya Rageh is glued to her TV screen reporting:

The information so far is sketchy. Online, Cairo residents are scrambling for information.

Mohamed Abdelfattah asks:

Rania Hafez reports:

Cairo Live 24/7 shares this photograph:

And this photograph is also making the rounds:

And Mahmoud Saber says it could only be from the Cairo Police Directorate:

I am looking at the smoke from outside my window. The smoke is coming from the direction of the Cairo Police Directorate. There isn't anything in that direction except the police directorate

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[1] #Egypt: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Egypt&src=hash

[2] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/RawyaRageh/statuses/426581617126428672

[3] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/RawyaRageh/statuses/426582663164854272

[4] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/mfatta7/statuses/426574381696188416

[5] #cairo: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cairo&src=hash

[6] #explosion: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23explosion&src=hash

[7] #mohandesin: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23mohandesin&src=hash

[8] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/rania_hafez/statuses/426582460986847232

[9] #egypt: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23egypt&src=hash

[10] pic.twitter.com/tv1snLXOTr: http://t.co/tv1snLXOTr

[11] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/cairotoday/statuses/426578156066054144

[12] @Bassem_Sabry: https://twitter.com/Bassem_Sabry

[13] pic.twitter.com/xYh3kHlOjN: http://t.co/xYh3kHlOjN

[14] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/khasafy/statuses/426576664613912576

[15] January 24, 2014: https://twitter.com/Aouds/statuses/426575069738180608

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