IS affiliate claims Cairo bombing

August 20, 2015 03:00 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 06:45 pm IST - CAIRO:

A statement apparently issued by the Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claims responsibility for a massive car bomb that struck a security building in Cairo, wounding six police.

The statement said the bombing early on Thursday was to avenge the execution of six convicted militants. The death sentences were carried out in May.

The statement said the “soldiers of the caliphate” targeted the building north of Cairo with a parked car bomb.

It was not immediately possible to verify the statement, which was circulated by IS supporters online and by the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites.

The IS affiliate, which refers to itself as the Sinai Province, has carried out major attacks in the past, mainly targeting security forces.

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