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04 Sep 2018 | 12:22 PM UTC

Egypt: US Embassy in Cairo on lockdown September 4

Egypt News Alert

US Embassy in Cairo on lockdown September 4, after attempt to detonate explosive device; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2018, 11:00 PM until 9/5/2018, 10:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION CAiro

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The United States Embassy in Cairo is on lockdown as of Tuesday, September 4, early afternoon (local time), after, according to initial reports, a person attempted to detonate an explosive device outside the premises. The police reportedly quickly intervened and arrested the suspect. Reports indicate that a second bomb was found near the area. Transportation disruptions have been reported in the area. The motives behind the foiled attack remain unclear. Details are still emerging. 


Individuals in Cairo are advised to avoid the area, remain vigilant, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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