November 19, 2016
A child was killed and another was seriously injured on Saturday after a football rigged with an explosive device detonated in an apartment in Cairo’s Manshiyat Nasser, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the improvised explosive device (IED) detonated as the two children were playing with the ball, which they found in a dumpster.
This is the first suspected terrorist incident to take place in the capital since an explosion on Cairo’s Gesr El-Suez Road killed one civilian in October.
Five men suspected of carrying out the Gesr El-Suez IED attack were arrested shortly after the incident.