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(Worthy News) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion on 11 July that ripped through the Italian consulate building in central Cairo, the first attack in Egypt against a foreign mission since violence in the country escalated two years ago, Bloomberg reported.
The consulate was targeted by a car laden with explosives, the militant group said in a Twitter post. The blast, which took place at about 6:30 a.m. local time, killed one person and wounded eight, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. No Italians were hurt, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Twitter.
Egyptian authorities are struggling to stem a surge in violence since the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013. The blast comes less than two weeks after the nation’s top prosecutor was assassinated in Cairo, raising concerns that militant attacks, which have been largely confined to the restive Northern Sinai province, are gradually spreading to other parts of the country. [ Source ]