Egyptians walk outside the National Cancer Institute in the capital Cairo on August 5, 2019, where an accident took place just before midnight the previous day.
The Hasm group emerged in 2016 and has in the past claimed responsibility for several attacks.
"It is estimated that the vehicle was being transported to a location for use in the execution of a terrorist operation", the ministry added. A auto travelling at high speed in the opposite direction to the flow of traffic on the corniche exploded outside the country's National Cancer Institute after slamming into oncoming cars, setting a number of vehicles on fire. Egypt's oldest Islamist movement denies and says it seeks change through peaceful means.
Egyptian officials confirmed the vehicle had been packed with explosives.
The explosion caused a blaze forcing partial evacuation of the National Cancer Institute, the health ministry said. "It was no way two cars crashing".
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Monday's attack was more bad news for a nation that depends heavily on tourism for revenue and foreign currency reserves. That attack, which killed all 224 people aboard, shattered Egypt's tourism-driven economy. The number of the injured rose to 48 from 30.
A report by news site almasryalyoum.com said the auto explosion, which happened in front of the Institute, shattered the school's main façade.
Egypt has battled Islamic jihadists for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists.