Massive Explosion Reported Near Cairo Airport

Blanche Robertson
July 13, 2018

There are very few details as yet, but there has been a massive explosion near Egypt's Cairo International Airport.

The explosion reportedly took place just before 11 p.m. local time.

Images on Twitter show a large plume of smoke rising from an area of Cairo International Airport.

A huge explosion has reportedly been heard in the vicinity of Cairo Airport this evening.

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All flights were temporarily suspended while an investigation into the blast took place. However, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement the blast would not disrupt air traffic.

Various sources are claiming that the explosion was from a fuel tanker near the airport, indicating that the incident might be an accident rather than foul play. Later that year, ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly airport bombing in Brussels. The airport itself was not affected by the blast and there were no immediate reports of casualties.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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