Egypt blames 'Islamist cell' for Cairo bombing

Egyptian security services believe tiny 'Islamist cell' carried out Cairo attack although no one claimed responsibility.
CAIRO - Egyptian security services believe a tiny 'Islamist cell' carried out a nail-bomb attack near a popular tourist site in Cairo that killed a French teenager, a government newspaper said on Tuesday.
The investigation into Sunday's bombing near the famed Khan al-Khalili bazaar is focusing on an isolated group of three or four people, Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
Egyptian police said they have arrested three suspects and were questioning about 15 witnesses but as yet no-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the first targeting foreigners in Egypt since 2006.
Al-Ahram said the home-made bomb weighed up to 1.5 kilogrammes (more than three pounds), contained nails and metal fragments and an explosive material similar to the kind used in fireworks.
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