Bomb in Cairo bazaar

This item appears on page 21 of the April 2009 issue.

In Cairo, Egypt, a bomb exploded on Hussein Square near the Hussein mosque and adjacent to the Khan el-Kahlili bazaar, crowded with tourists and Egyptians, on Feb. 29. The 17-year-old girl who was killed and many of the more than 40 people who were injured were French students on a tour.

A second, unexploded bomb was found and defused safely. At press time, no group had claimed responsibility.