Egyptian security officials stand near the scene where they arrested a man carrying a crude explosive device near the heavily fortified US Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Suspected extremist is arrested after backpack fire near US embassy in Cairo

Officials said the 24-year-old Egyptian wanted to ‘commit an act of aggression’, but chemicals in backpack caught fire before he could do so

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Egyptian security officials stand near the scene where they arrested a man carrying a crude explosive device near the heavily fortified US Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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