Bomb attack rocks Cairo market


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A terrorist bomb attack near a Cairo market popular with tourists killed one person and  injured more than 20.

The explosion Sunday evening rocked the Khan el-Khalili market in eastern Cairo. A French tourist was killed. At least 20 people were wounded, six seriously, including French tourists, as well as visitors from Germany and Saudi Arabia, according to news reports.

One bomb was thrown from a motorcycle. A second bomb was thrown but did not detonate.

Police have arrested three suspects, according to reports which have not been confirmed by Egypt’s Interior Ministry.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the first terrorist attack in Cairo since 2005, when several attacks shook the city, apparently targeting tourists. 

Some terrorism experts believe the attacks may be a reaction to Israel’s Gaza offensive, according to reports.

Recommended from JTA