Explosion partially destroys intelligence building in Rafah, Egypt

Saturday, November 24, 2012

An explosion partially destroyed an intelligence building in the city of Rafah, Egypt late tonight (Saturday). The explosion occurred just before midnight local time in Rafah. Witnesses report a large plume of smoke rising from the location.

It is not yet known what caused the explosion, but initial reports suggested it was a bomb. Authorities are searching the area for the possibility of more explosives. There are no reports of injuries or deaths.

Rafah sits on the border with the Gaza Strip in Palestine.