A powerful car bomb Friday at a security headquarters in downtown Cairo marked the highest profile attack on Egypt’s military-backed government since last summer’s ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi. At least five people were killed, and more than 50 were injured, the Health Ministry said.
Jan. 24, 2014 Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo. The Interior Ministry said a suicide bomber drove a vehicle laden with explosives into a barricade outside the building at 6:30 a.m., causing a thundering blast that was heard across a wide swath of the capital, and leaving a gaping crater. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters Buy Photo