Cairo Explosion: Large Blast Hits Near Egypt Airport, Reports Say

Egypt explosion

There are very few details as yet, but there has been a massive explosion near Egypt's Cairo International Airport.

Al Arabiya reported that the explosion took place near the airport's main fuel storage facility.

Images shared on social media show large plumes of smoke rising up in the air. The Civil Aviation Minister said air movement at Cairo airport wasunaffected after the blast, contradicting earlier unconfirmed reports.

All flights have been suspended at the airport while officials investigate the blast.

A huge explosion has reportedly been heard in the vicinity of Cairo Airport this evening.

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The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. local time on Thursday when an explosion was heard across the eastern part of the capital.

In 2016, ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian Metrojet flight that departed from the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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