Another bombing in Cairo


CAIRO, Egypt - A bomb was thrown from a bridge in Cairo to the street below, killing an Arab man and injuring four foreigners, police said.

Remains of a body, covered with newspapers, were seen beneath the bridge a few minutes after the 3:15 p.m. (7:15 a.m. ET) explosion was heard through downtown Cairo. The blast happened on a road adjacent to a public bus station down the street from the Egyptian Museum.

Reuters reports it might be a suicide bomber, but with these things the first reports are always very hazy.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,