Cairo blast took place near police headquarters -state TV

by Reuters
Friday, 24 January 2014 05:19 GMT

CAIRO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A blast that shook central Cairo on Friday morning took place near police headquarters, state television reported.

Reuters witnesses heard gunfire after the explosion. State television quoted witnesses as saying gunmen opened fire on buildings after the blast. Smoke was rising over the city centre. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Eric Walsh)