The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Report: explosion in Cairo

Am hearing reports of a bomb going off in the medieval part of Cairo near Khan al-Khalili, a major tourist destination. Will update as more news is available.

Update: Al Jazeera reporting 11 deaths, three Egyptians, three Germans, one French, 16 wounded, one french dead these and others remain to be confirmed.

Update 2: Already activists are saying this is conveniently close to next month when the Emergency Law is to be discussed in parliament...

Update 3: Four dead (German and French), 12 wounded, various nationalities.

Update 4: Ignore previous early estimates, here is a news report from al-Jazeera.