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A home-made bomb exploded near the Israeli embassy in Cairo late Tuesday night, according to Ahram Online. No injuries were reported.

The improvised explosive device was planted on Al-Gamaa Bridge in front of the embassy, which is located on the third floor of an apartment building.

Security sources said the explosion targeted a police car, rather than the embassy itself. Three cars were damaged in the blast.

The embassy has been vacant since September 2011, when it was stormed by protesters denouncing Israel's killing of six Egyptian soldiers inside Egyptian territory. The protestors rampaged through the offices and threw files from the windows.

Since then, the ambassador and his staff have been working from temporary locations, including hotel suites, until a new building is found. 

Egypt has experienced a series of terrorist attacks aimed at army and police personnel since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in July last year.