Deadly blast rocks Italian consulate in Cairo

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At least one person was killed in an explosion outside the Italian Consulate in central Cairo on Saturday. People were seen gathered near the site of the blast in the Egyptian capital, where fragments of what is reported to be a car bomb lay strewn across the ground. Two police officers and three passers-by were among those injured in the blast, according to local media reports. None of the consulate staff are reported to have been injured in the explosion. The explosion partially destroyed the facade of the consulate building.