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VIDEO: Watch moment explosive device detonates close to US embassy in Cairo

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Footage from a CCTV camera being shared online reportedly shows the moment an explosive device was detonated by a man close to the United States embassy in Cairo.

CCTV footage posted on social media appeared to show the man crossing the street before falling to the ground under a puff of smoke.

Another video circulating showed a man in a black T-shirt kneeling on the road amid a crowd of bystanders and police. He had his trousers removed before being led away, and further footage appeared to show him with the T-shirt tied round his head talking to police.

The incident caused no casualties and the embassy said on its Twitter account that it was resuming normal business after police finished their investigation at the scene.

Shortly afterwards there was an unusually heavy police presence with dozens of officers in the ar