Update 2019-02-18: According to recent reports, at least two policemen were killed and at least three others were injured by the explosion of an explosive device. The incident occurred during the inspection of a suspect near the al-Azhar mosque in Darb al-Ahmar district.
2019-02-18: According to media reports on Monday evening (18 February, local time) at least two policemen killed in the explosion of an explosive device near the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Further information is not yet available.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.