Explosion heard near Cairo Airport

12 injured after explosion hits two fuel tanks outside Cairo International Airport.

Elad Benari , | updated: 2:03 AM

Cairo International Airport
Cairo International Airport

At least 12 people were injured on Thursday evening in an explosion near the Cairo International Airport.

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister said the blast hit two fuel tanks outside the perimeter of the airport and that air traffic was not affected.

A fire broke out following the explosion, which firefighters were able to contain.

Reports said the fuel tanks which exploded were privately owned.

Officials were investigating the blast, which could be heard across large parts of the city.