Football rigged with explosive kills child in Cairo: Interior ministry

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.

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