Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has announced that the Egyptian government will pay for restoring and repairing the Italian Consulate after a car bombing there. “It is considered an important historical building, to say nothing of the relationships of friendship that join Egypt and Italy,” Badr Abdel Atty said in a statement. The blast early Saturday heavily damaged several floors of the Italian Consulate building, leaving a gaping hole. The bombing, purportedly claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, killed one person.
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Newsline: Egypt to repair Italian Consulate after bombing