Islamic State militants are claiming responsibility for a large explosion that rocked the Italian Consulate in Cairo, Egypt early this morning.
At about 7am local time, a huge explosion killed one person and injured four others as it ripped the facade off of the consulate building and damaged underground water pipes.
Sinai Province, an ISIL affiliate has since claimed responsibility for the blast and even boasted that the car that exploded contained almost 1,000 pounds of explosives.
Online supporters of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt are circulating a claim of responsibility for the car bombing that killed one person outside of the Italian Consulate in Cairo.
The claim, signed Islamic State Egypt, says the car contained 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of explosives.
The authenticity of the claim Saturday could not be immediately verified but it was distributed widely on social media like prior claims made by the group.
The Italian government has said that no Italians were injured in the explosion.