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Man held after backpack fire near US embassy in Cairo

Middle East News
Wed, 05 Sep 2018


The incident caused no casualties and the embassy said on its Twitter account that it was resuming normal business after police finished their investigation at the scene.

A statement released by Egypt’s state information service named the suspect as 24-year-old Abdullah Ayman Abdesamea.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that he embraces some extremist ideas and was intending to use them to commit an act of aggression,” the statement said.

A witness said she heard a blast and then saw a man with a backpack that had caught on fire close to the Semiramis Hotel, across the road from the embassy premises.

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