Raw: Fourth Explosion Rocks Egyptian Capital


A fourth explosion rocked the Egyptian capital killing one and wounding four others on Haram Street, a main avenue leading to the Giza Pyramids. (Jan. 24)




1. Wide of ambulance zooming down the street

2. Exterior of Radobis Cinema, outside where bomb exploded

3. Wide of locals and police gathering in neighborhood

4. Mid of investigators at blast site

5. Close of bomb crater

6. Close of damaged car

7. Close of blood on ground

8. Wide of investigators leaving scene

9. Pan right of street, with traffic moving and ambulances and armored security vehicles parked on side of the road


A string of four bombings hit around Egypt's capital on Friday, fuelling fears of an increasing militant insurgency in retaliation for the military's 3 July ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists.

One policeman was killed and four others wounded when the fourth device exploded in Cairo's busy Haram Street, just as a police convoy passed by.

The convoy was on its way back from clashes with Brotherhood supporters in the capital's Giza district.

Friday's turmoil intensified an atmosphere of chaos and fear on the eve of the third anniversary of the 25 January start of the 2011 uprising that ousted Egypt's longtime autocrat, Hosni Mubarak.

Amid the bombings and clashes, security forces closed major avenues in Cairo and sealed off central Tahrir Square and other city squares.

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