Italian Consulate Explosion

11/07/15 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. The following tweets show how Egyptians woke up on the Italian Consulate explosion in downtown Cairo

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  2. At about 6:22 and 6:24 many Egyptians living in Cairo and Giza reported on social media that they heard the sound of a huge explosion

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  3. Downtowners confirmed the news and believed the explosion was there at their part of town especially they heard ambulances and police heading there. They also saw smoke

    آثار الدخان في منطقة الإسعاف، وأصوات عربيات شرطة وإسعاف في محيط وسط البلد. pic.twitter.com/pgtI9KumIV
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  4. Soon enough we knew that the blast was near the Italian Consulate in Galaa Street ,Downtown Cairo. There is an old complex for the Italian consulate as well the Italian Center and Italian Social club in downtown Cairo. It is badly secured. I have visited it before.

    The explosion took place out the building

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  5. Here are photos from the scene

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  8. Italian embassy explosion. Talk of one dead. Blood on the ground. #egypt pic.twitter.com/7rwn2IRkX0
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  9. The police detained two journalists including David Degner

    Police are hold another journalist and I.
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  10. مدخل القنصلية وسيارات الإسعاف نقلت مصابا واحدا على الأقل حسب شهود عيان pic.twitter.com/CWrc1rwymE
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  11. The other journalist in a foreigner

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  12. الشرطة سابوا كل حاجة وماسكين في واحد أجنبي كان بيصور pic.twitter.com/SyiROgwPIj
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  14. A water pipe was broke in the explosion

    حشود في موقع الحادث والشارع غارق بالماء بعد تسبب الانفجار في كسر ماسورة مياه بالمبنى pic.twitter.com/mbIQWagjag
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  15. A couple more photos from the Italian Consolate as the police hold me. 4 journalist held now. pic.twitter.com/J9RFBao6Xp
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  16. بعض الشظايا في محيط الانفجار. ليس واضحا بعد كيف وقع pic.twitter.com/lYUEM2CNJr
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  17. Again the Italian Consulate includes a social club with a great restaurant that I used to go to and a Cultural Center "Leonardo Da Vinci Centre for arts". It is a very old building. It is badly secured with four or five security guards only

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  19. Typical

    1 hour after the explosion and police finally starts to clear the area. they are saying that we got here too quickly.. #italianconsulate
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  20. We are being held because we arrived on the scene too fast. :S
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  21. Pieces of car are scattered around the bomb site. An hour later they have cordoned it off.
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  22. It seems to be a car bomb

    the rest of a car under the bridge in front of the consulate pic.twitter.com/M6bC0v9Q7X
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  23. One citizen was reportedly in the explosion according to the ministry of health "Via AFP"

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  24. the most ironic thing is that the police, knowing that I am Italian, is asking me to contact the people from the consulate who are here
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  25. the monitors and surveillance equipment inside the consulate has been damaged. ppl working on it to review the footage from the cameras
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  26. More photos from the Facebook by Mahmoud Omar

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  27. By Mahmoud Omar "Facebook"

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  28. The remains of the car allegedly used in the bombing by Mahmoud Omar from Facebook

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  29. Remains of the car used in the bombing by Mahmoud Omar "Facebook"

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  30. The partially destroyed facade of the Consulate building by Mahmoud Omar "Facebook"

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  31. Here is a video by journalist Wael Mamdouh showing the remains of the bombed car examined by the people

    بقايا السيارة المتسببة في تفجير شارع رمسيس بوسط القاهرة. pic.twitter.com/dh4OPydTps
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  32. Here is an overview for the consulate after the explosion

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  33. Foreign journalists are released

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  34. Back online , sorry I had to be sleep for awhile. I went to bed at 4 AM to wake up at 6:22 AM on that awful explosion sound.

    The echo of the explosion already destroyed the windows in buildings in the neighbour areas in downtown. The windows of the Egyptian museum and the journalists syndicate were reportedly shattered.

    Of course, the huge damage was in the surrounding houses around the Italian consulate, in the poor shanty town area known as "Maspero Triangle"

    The "#Italian_embassy" in Arabic is still worldwide trending online where Pro-Sisi and anti-Sisi supporters fight accusing each other of standing behind the explosion.


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  35. The Italian FM told AFP that Italy was not intimidated with such explosion and that no Italians were hurt in it.

    An Egyptian poor Street vendor already was killed while children from the area were reportedly in the explosion outside the consulate.


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  37. This is the photo of 26-years old Rabae Shaabn Abdel Aal from Fayoum who was killed earlier today in the explosion according to Al-Watan newspaper

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  38. Here is a video showing the scene in the area "By Aswat Masriya" especially in the poor houses at Maspero Triangle

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  39. The damage caused the impact of the explosion as seen in Al-Galaa Hospital , the hospital in front of the consulate.

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  40. Another photo for Al-Galaa hospital showing the impact of the explosion

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  41. Here is a video showing the police asking one of the foreign journalists detained at the Consulate for showing up at the scene after the explosion.

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  42. Housing minister on TV: "A committee will inspect October 6 Bridge & buildings adjacent to #italianconsulate to check for collateral damage
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  43. Maspero triangle is already in hot waters for years because of the development projects proposed and supported by the government in the area. The Italian consulate is located in the heart of the fight.

    Now the people of Maspero triangle as well Boulaq Abu Ala are complaining that there were houses were destroyed and yet no official checked on their homes unlike the Italian Consulate.

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  44. Here are photos from Alaa El-Kamhawy showing the damage in the neighbouring area.

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  45. BY Alaa El-Kamhawy

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  46. The houses in that area are extremely old and poor.Already the building of the Italian consulate is extremely old too.

    Here is a photo from inside one of the houses in the area by Alaa El-Kamhawy

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  47. By Alaa El-Kamhawy

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  48. The people of Boulaq El-Ramalah and Maspero triangle have been in a big fight with the government and investors who want to kick them from their houses and to use that extremely expensive land in huge projects.

    Already today's afternoon the locals organized a small protest in front of the damaged consulate building slamming the government for ignoring their damaged houses. Dear Friend Hala Safwat was there and saw the locals chanting "Where is the minister of interior ?"

    The minister of interior checked the area from 6 hours ago by the way.

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  49. Scene from #Italian consulate bomb blast earlier in the day in #Cairo. Residents of #Boulaq are livid at destruction pic.twitter.com/zhQQqkbcmu
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  50. Blast blew the windows off Om Shaimaa's fifth floor apartment in the informal housing near #السفاره_الايطاليه pic.twitter.com/YTug86Ifze
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  51. Who's going to pay for this? We can't live in this terror anymore-Om Shaimaa, Bulaq resident #السفاره_الايطاليه pic.twitter.com/PEODrAFkHr
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  53. Oh yes earlier the Egyptian State TV said that the 4-detained foreign journalists at the scene were suspects !! I am not surprised

    Man on state TV says the same explosives used in Italian Consulate were used in other attacks, manufactured in Israel & the US.
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  54. The living room of a house near the Italian consulate damaged because of the blast, residents evacuated pic.twitter.com/vuun7MN6Xe
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  56. اثار الانفجار داخل واحد من البيوت اللي ورا القنصلية pic.twitter.com/G51xQnoHQp
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  57. And this dog saved its puppy from explosion :)) By Ahmed Abdel Fattah

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  59. There is a strange statement because usually Islamic State's affiliated groups in Egypt sign by "Sinai Province" or "Waliyat Sinai" not Egypt or Misr. They claim that the bombed car carried about 450 kg from explosives. Whoever wrote this statement is not an Egyptian because he or even she "mostly He" wrote Kg in Arabic as the people in Levant write it not like how the Egyptians write it. He write it with a "غ" Arabic letter and not with "ج" Arabic letter.

    Anyhow the Egyptian government announced that it was going to fix the Italian consulate on its own expense

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