A suspected car bomb detonated outside of the Italian consulate in Cairo this morning, killing one and injuring at least 9 more:

The lone fatality was a civilian street vendor:

Horrible.

And after seeing these pics of the destructions, it seems like amazing good luck that only one person was killed:

Foreign journalists were detained by Egyptian police while trying to cover the attack. From Italian freelance journalist Alessandro Accorsi:

Eventually the cops let the journalists go, but not before they were reportedly named as suspects on the news:

But why Italy? Some more thoughts from Accorsi:

We’ll update this post as new information becomes available.

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