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Car blast in Cairo, another bomb diffused - MOI

CAIRO, May 11 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Interior confirmed on Monday that the last night car bombing close to a Coptic Church in Zaitun district of Cairo resulted from an improvised explosive devise.
Another remotely-controlled explosive charge has been diffused in the same area by the mine experts of the General Administration for Civil Protection, the ministry said in a press release here.
The security forces launched a combing operation in the neighborhood in search for the culprits, the statement said.
Investigations are underway to reveal all dimensions of the incidents and the identity and motives of the perpetrators, it added.
A Fiat 128 went off last night when its owner was attending a wedding party at Al-'Azra Church. The bombing prompted panic among the passersby and the residents of the area. (end) bna.gb KUNA 112320 May 09NNNN