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British 'girl injured in Cairo explosion'

  • 6 September 2013
  • From the section London
The site of the explosion in Nasr City
The explosion was near the home of Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim

The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British national was hospitalised in Cairo on Thursday following an explosion.

The Egyptian Health Ministry said Nasr City Medical Insurance Hospital received a girl with an injured leg.

The girl, believed to be Deqa Hassan, aged 16, who recently lived in London, was moved to Cleopatra Hospital in Heliopolis, Cairo.

The Foreign Office said it was offering consular assistance.

Security officials said the blast near the home of Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in Nasr City appeared to have been caused by a suicide car bomb.

The explosion took place moments after Mr Ibrahim left his home to be driven by convoy to work. More than 20 people were injured.

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