3rd blast in Cairo leaves no causalities

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Egyptian police officers and firefighters gather at the Egyptian police headquarters after a blast in downtown Cairo on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A car bomb struck the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo on Friday, killing at least several people and wounding dozens, the country's state media reported. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister says the car bombing that struck the main police headquarters in Cairo earlier in the day has caused major damage to the nearby Islamic art museum.

The minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, says the blast "badly damaged" the walls of the 19th century Museum of Islamic Art.

In a statement to media a few hours after Friday's explosion, Ibrahim said there was also heavy damage to items and artifacts housed in the museum, including a rare collection of Islamic art objects dating back to 1881.

Ibrahim says the museum, which was recently renovated in a multi-million dollar project, will have to be "rebuilt."

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