On 4 August 2019, a car drove into three other cars outside the National Cancer Institute Egypt in central Cairo, Egypt. The collisions caused an explosion, killing at least 20 people and injuring at least 47 others.[1] The next day, Mahmoud Tawfik the Interior Minister of Egypt, said that the car contained explosives and was to be used in a terrorist operation.[2] The explosives-filled car was on its way to commit an attack in another part of the capital. Tawfik accused the Hasm Movement of carrying out the bombing, but the group denied the allegations.[3]

2019 Cairo bombing
LocationCairo, Egypt
Coordinates30°01′25″N 31°13′51″E / 30.0237°N 31.2307°E / 30.0237; 31.2307
Date4 August 2019 (2019-08-04)
Late evening
Deaths20 (+1 attacker)[1]


  1. ^ a b "Twenty dead in explosion outside Cairo hospital". Reuters. Haitham Ahmed, Alaa Swilam and Mahmoud Reda Mourad. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Car involved in Cairo blast contained explosives: interior ministry". Reuters. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  3. ^ Raghavan, Sudarsan (5 August 2019). "Explosives-packed car kills 20, injures dozens in Cairo collision". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 February 2024.