One killed in explosion near Italian consulate in Cairo

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Cairo, July 11: At least one person was killed and others injured when a car bomb severely damaged the Italian consulate in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt on Saturday.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, BBC reported.

4 injured in Egypt explosion

Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, was killed last month by a car bomb attack in the city.

Three people were also killed in a car bomb that hit a police station in June.

Egyptian security forces have been battling Islamic militants, but the fighting has been mostly confined to the Sinai Peninsula.

At least 600 Egyptian police and armed forces personnel have been killed in the last two years. Militants increased their attacks after Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in July 2013.

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In recent weeks, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has promised to crack down further on Islamist militants.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members, including ousted President Mohammed Morsi, have been sentenced to death by Egypt's courts.

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