A suicide bombing attack was reported in Al-Darb Al-Ahmar area of Cairo, near Al-Azhar Mosque, late (local time) on Monday, February 18. According to initial reports, the suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces were attempting to arrest him; at least two police officers were killed and several others were wounded in the incident. Security forces have cordoned off the area to search for additional explosives. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the site of the attack over the coming hours.
Individuals in Cairo are advised to avoid the affected area, report all suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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