The car that has detonated in Cairo following a multi-vehicle traffic accident was loaded with explosives that terrorists planned to use in a different location, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"The investigation suggests that the car, which has exploded in Cairo, was being dislocated in order to be used for a terrorist attack," the statement read.
According to the statement, the car was stolen from the Egyptian province of Menofia.
"The probe has found that there was a certain amount of explosives in the car," the statement added.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has already categorized the explosion as a terrorist attack and offered his condolences to the victims' families.