This was the site of the bomb blast in downtown Cairo, which hit a security compound and nearby museum. Police said four people were killed when the bomb exploded at approximately 6:15 a.m., local time.
Within hours a second blast was reported in the Dokki neighborhood, killing one. Both blasts targeted security officers, raising concerns that an Islamist insurgency against the state is gathering pace. An explosion near a cinema on the road to the Pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo also killed led to one fatality.