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Large Explosion Hits Central Cairo
BBC ^ | Friday, January 25, 2014

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:53:25 PM PST by kristinn

There has been a large explosion in the Egyptian capital Cairo, near the city's police headquarters, state TV reports.

There are reports of casualties. The AFP news agency has reported one person has been killed.

Eyewitnesses speak of smoke rising over the city centre, and there are reports of gunfire after the blast. It is unclear what caused the explosion.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Egypt; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cairo; cairoexplosion; egypt; egyptmb; gaza; iran; israel; lebanon; libya; muslimbrotherhood; russia; sinai; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:53:25 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

BTTT


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:53:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: kristinn

“Rapid” expansion of something sounds right to me.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:55:07 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: kristinn

maybe someone made another video...ask hillary


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:56:40 PM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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Headline, lead updated:

Large 'car bomb' explosion hits central

There has been a large car bomb explosion in the Egyptian capital Cairo, near the city's police headquarters, officials say...

5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:58:26 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kingattax

Just some nice young Muslim men out for an evening stroll, and decided to blow up something.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:59:49 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: kristinn

Massive blast in Cairo targets security forces

Gunfight follows the explosion at police HQ

Read more: Massive blast in Cairo targets security forces | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/massive-blast-in-cairo-targets-security-forces/#ixzz2rIERTvw9
Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook


7 posted on 01/23/2014 10:01:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kingattax

Rapier wit. Well done.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 10:04:27 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: kristinn

This is Satan going after Sisi.

With the highest-level RAT support.

Lord, please hear our prayers and strike down our enemies.

Amen....


9 posted on 01/23/2014 10:05:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Deo volente
Sure that could be it but ... what difference does it make!?!
10 posted on 01/23/2014 10:08:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: txhurl

Amen. Praying that he keeps this man safe.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 10:31:11 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Deo volente

Just spur of the moment... nothing political.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 12:33:24 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Ray76

gracias


13 posted on 01/24/2014 1:54:08 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kristinn

Prrobably some of Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood buds out for a little recreational killing. We will then condemn the Egyptian government for any subsequent crackdown and demand more inclusiveness. It is so formula.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 2:33:12 AM PST by Truth29
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To: kristinn
It is unclear what caused the explosion.

It's clear to me. Islam.

15 posted on 01/24/2014 2:36:40 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Best guess?

MB = al Qaeda = US State Dept


16 posted on 01/24/2014 3:31:09 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: kristinn

Quick, left wingers. Start supporting the bomb-tossers. Whatever it is, it’s social justice, to recoin Groucho.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 3:36:58 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 4:02:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: kristinn

we will all be awaiting to hear from “The Egyptian Secretary Of State”. anyone wonder what he will say when questioned?


19 posted on 01/24/2014 4:57:43 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: kristinn

Obama’s fault.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 4:58:05 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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21 posted on 01/24/2014 5:10:01 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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Update via AP

Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city's police headquarters, killing five people in the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following the ouster of the Islamist president.

SNIP

22 posted on 01/24/2014 5:10:57 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: BenLurkin; kristinn

Multiple attacks reported.

First attack at Cairo Police HQ. Suicide VBIED detonates, followed by drive-by shootings. Five dead, 47 injured.

Second attack at metro station in Cairo, targeting police vehicles. One dead, eight injured.

Third attack at the Pyramids. Also a police station, no reports of casualties.

From the article: “The attacks come a day before the three-year anniversary of the 18-day uprising against Morsi’s predecessor president Hosni Mubarak, which began on January 25, 2011, a date also known as Police Day.”


23 posted on 01/24/2014 5:21:22 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: kristinn

“What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.”


24 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:06 AM PST by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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To: TigersEye

“Sure that could be it but ... what difference does it make!?!”
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Hmmm, possibly a change of axis from vertical to horizontal?


25 posted on 01/24/2014 5:49:24 AM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: demshateGod

Dam Lutherans


26 posted on 01/24/2014 5:50:44 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Deo volente

Those young muslims, they blow up so fast.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 6:06:37 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: kristinn

More Obama foreign policy success.


28 posted on 01/24/2014 6:07:20 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: kristinn

,,,but you can keep your doctor…


29 posted on 01/24/2014 6:09:11 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: Old Sarge

I think if radical imans started turning up dead after each incident, things might calm down.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 6:17:48 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Rebelbase

“Those young muslims, they blow up so fast.”

I love that line!


31 posted on 01/24/2014 6:25:21 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Thank Goodness we traveled to Egypt several years ago. May God speed the Egyptisans in killing the violent moozlum subhumans.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 6:28:15 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kingattax; Ray76
Oops, no new video on the horizon! The same video--that "we" had nothing to do with--will have to be pressed in service yet again.

HF

33 posted on 01/24/2014 7:03:05 AM PST by holden
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To: kristinn
Fourth bombing today in Cairo just occurred.

Via Twitter:

Breaking :- One killed in a fourth explosion - in Haram Street, Giza Cairo near Radobis cinema #Egypt

34 posted on 01/24/2014 7:06:50 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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More via Twitter:

According to a police official on TV, the 4th blast outside a movie theater was targeting a police convoy supposed to take that road.

35 posted on 01/24/2014 7:09:05 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Deo volente

What difference, at this point, does it make?!?!


36 posted on 01/24/2014 7:25:41 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: kristinn; Old Sarge

This is a serious on-going attack. I wonder if it’s also connected to the announcement of a new trial date for Morsi.


37 posted on 01/24/2014 7:30:55 AM PST by livius
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To: Rebelbase

“Those young muslims, they blow up so fast.”

Ha! That’s Post of the Day material right there!


38 posted on 01/24/2014 7:59:58 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: KGeorge

There was an article somewhere around here a couple weeks ago where Egypt was saying that the O admin was meddling for the Brotherhood.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 8:04:21 AM PST by dforest
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To: kristinn

I’m sure it’s nothing more than a reaction to a video some moslem hater posted on you tube.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 9:02:42 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: dforest

That’s a fact. The Egyptians are very vocal in their condemnation of 0, Hillary, & the US ambassadress & called them “terrorists” or that they supported it (True, that). They were specific that it did not include the American people.

I haven’t been keeping up lately (there are a couple of outstanding threads somewhere here on FR- & they may be updated, still), but last account, al-Sisi was kicking behind & taking names, not just in the Egyptian cities, but closing tunnels (?) in the Sinai & working with Israel regarding Hamas. Kind of ironic, but better late than never.

Hamas & Hizbullah have to be eliminated if there’s ever going to be any hope of peace in the ME. All of it, not just Israel. Both orgs are a threat to *every* country.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a problem worldwide. (Why isn’t 0bama’s affiliation with them considered treason? I don’t understand)


41 posted on 01/24/2014 9:06:40 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: KGeorge
You comment that, "The Muslim Brotherhood is a problem worldwide. (Why isn’t 0bama’s affiliation with them considered treason? I don’t understand)"

Do you want the secular reason or the spiritual one? The secular reason IS because of the spiritual reason, one leads into the other. The spiritual reason is that the Adversary wishes to destroy humanity, ESPECIALLY Christians and Israel, God's Chosen People. Satan blinds many Americans to 0.00's moral turpitude because the US has been the most powerful voice of Christianity and has been the largest supporter of Israel for many years, both of which he especially hates! Please note that it is a WILLFUL blindness, as the country turns away from God. It happened to the UK one hundred years ago and is happening in the US now.

42 posted on 01/24/2014 9:23:52 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

The spiritual reason, I grasp. (I won’t say “understand”. I don’t understand that level of self-hatred & I don’t want to.) I think it is willful (blindness) for some people, but weakness & naivety for others. (The end result is the same.)

Even to this day, though, I guess I cling to believing in the America that once was & don’t want to accept that it is really, truly, finally gone. You just explained what has happened to us, yes, but also our laws now mean nothing.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 9:37:50 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: kristinn
Spring is just around the corner.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 9:39:18 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: kingattax

What difference does it make?


45 posted on 01/24/2014 10:21:16 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: demshateGod

No Bush’s fault. Obama cannot be faulted for anything. sarc/


46 posted on 01/24/2014 10:22:10 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: KGeorge

I believe that there will be a great awakening in both the former ‘Christendom’ and Asia and Africa before Jesus returns. Unfortunately for the 1st world countries, like those in Europe, Australia, US, Canada, etc., I believe that it will take a severe crisis, where we become dependent on the Lord, rather than ourselves.

Africans come to the Lord much easier because they have nothing left to depend on, they are mostly already at the ‘end of themselves’, so God is their ‘only chance’. We (the 1st world) only come to Him after all other means are used up, as a ‘last chance’. He may soon bring us to the level of Africa.


47 posted on 01/24/2014 10:29:37 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: kristinn
Things will heat up as we draw closer to Mohammed Morsi's trial: Morsi's espionage trial set to begin Feb. 16

Will Hillary's name come up during the trial? Will evidence surface which implicates team Barry? Hmmmm...

48 posted on 01/24/2014 10:59:29 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

Nothing to worry about, folks. It’s just al-Queda J.V. getting ready for March Madness


49 posted on 01/24/2014 11:04:04 AM PST by JewishRighter
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To: RipSawyer

LOL We are so far into that nightmare now!


50 posted on 01/24/2014 2:08:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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