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VIDEO: CCTV catches botched attack on US embassy in Cairo


CCTV footage caught a botched attack on US embassy in Cairo. Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident.

CCTV caught the moment a man's backpack caught fire outside the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt. A bottle of chemicals found in the culprit's backpack appears to have ignited.

Authorities believe this was a botched attack on the heavily fortified building. The interior minister said the 24-year-old intended to use the chemicals for a "hostile" act.

The suspect has been arrested and no one was reported as being hurt.

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