An explosion reportedly just rocked the area near Cairo International Airport, sending a column of smoke into the air


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A massive explosion reportedly rocked the area near Cairo International Airport on Thursday evening. Security sources told Reuters that the blast appeared to have taken place at a fuel-storage facility.

Reuters reported that flight activity at Cairo’s airport has been suspended. However, some local residents say that flight operations have not been halted, and air-traffic-tracking website FlightRadar24 reports that Cairo’s airport is still operating.

The explosion reportedly took place just before 11 p.m. local time.

Images posted to social media show a large funnel of smoke rising above the Cairo skyline. There is no information available on possible injuries or fatalities.

This story is developing.

الإنفجار عند سور المطار pic.twitter.com/1I61B5n2Wq

— Ahmed Anwar (@A7mdAnwar) July 12, 2018

It seems like the explosion was not at Cairo airport itself but close to it.. My relative took these pictures from his house pic.twitter.com/MJEby6QIt8

— Gigi Ibrahim (@Gsquare86) July 12, 2018

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