A car bomb explosion occurred at the police headquarters in downtown Cairo on Friday, January 24. Witnesses described a plume of black smoke over Cairo after the blast. At least four people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded, according the Egyptian authorities. Two other smaller explosions followed near the police stations of other areas of Cairo, in Dokki and Al-Haram districts. Several people were wounded again.
The blast is associated with the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution, marked tomorrow, but probably are linked at the same time to the permanent combat of the actual government with the Muslim Brotherhood, in the last months.
The big blast was produced by a suicide attacker. His goal was to penetrate the police headquarters with the car full with explosives. Even though he was stopped by the guards from the front of the Adeen police district headquarters, the blast destroyed the front of the first and second floors of the building which has eight stories. Material damage was produced even on the third floor.
The Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on a TV post:” There are nothing but desperate attacks in an attempt to create chaos but the citizens here will remain resilient.” The author of the attack has been uncertain yet. Bomb attacks and shooting against the government ‘s forces have taken place across the country in recent months.