The powerful blast rocked the popular Shubra el-Kheima neighbourhood in northern Shubra district in the middle of the night. Most of the injured suffered minor injuries, a doctor said. The explosion was caused by a car bomb and was heard by many people from different areas in Cairo and Giza.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that a car exploded after it's driver suddenly stopped in front of the state security building, exited the car and fled on a motorbike that was following the car.
    
The explosion caused a huge damage to the facade of the security building and at least 20 buildings and vehicles in the surrounding area.
    
The Sinai Province, an Islamic State affiliate group in Egypt claimed responsibility for the attack, according to media reports.
    
The militant group has regularly attacked security forces since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. It calls it a retaliation for a police crackdown targeting Morsi supporters that has left hundreds dead and thousands jailed.

 

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