At Least One Person Killed In Cairo Bomb Blast

A large explosion has killed at least one person and severely damaged the Italian consulate in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

The health ministry also says four people were also injured in the attack.

The blast was caused by a car bomb, an official told the state-run news agency Mena. No group has yet said it carried out the attack.

The embassy was closed and no civilian staff members are among the injured, an embassy official told AP.

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

Militants in Egypt have killed at least 600 police and armed forces personnel in the past two years.

The militants stepped up their attacks after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

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.

The majority remain on death row awaiting execution.