A bomb was detonated Tuesday outside the former Israeli embassy building in Cairo, Egyptian media reported, causing harm to several cars in the area but resulting in no casualties.
According to Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, the attack did not target the embassy but rather a police car near the compound.
The explosion took place closer to the Saudi embassy than to the Israeli one, Israel’s Walla news-site reported.
According to Reuters, the bomb was home-made.
The Israeli embassy building was ransacked in 2011 by an Egyptian mob and the staff were evacuated from the country.
Some embassy staff returned to Cairo in 2012 and began providing services from an unofficial location.
In the unrest that followed the ouster of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in July, Israel reduced the number of its diplomatic staff posted to Cairo.