Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Three Vietnamese Tourists, Guide Killed In Bomb Blast Near Egypt Pyramids

Three Vietnamese Tourists, Guide Killed In Bomb Blast Near Egypt Pyramids

An explosion on Friday targeting a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists on an excursion to the Giza pyramids left four people dead and 10 others wounded, Egyptian authorities said. "Two Vietnamese visitors died when the homemade device ripped through the bus after it was concealed behind a wall".

Three tourists and a guide have been killed after a bus was hit by a bomb blast near the Giza pyramids in Egypt.

Madbouly pointed out that terrorism is a global phenomenon facing all countries, stressing that security forces in Egypt are taking the most necessary measures to combat the phenomenon, including strong pre-emptive strikes directed against terrorist spots.

The attack took place as Egypt's vital tourism industry has showed signs of recovery after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.

This is Egypt's first attack against tourists using explosives since late 2015, when a bomb blew a Russian airliner out of the skies above the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard.

No immediate claim of responsibility was reported.

"It was awful - people screaming", she said.

Prosecutors said they had launched an investigation "to arrest the perpetrators".

The bus driver later told local media he had not deviated from the route.

The last deadly attack on foreign tourists in Egypt was in July 2017, when two Germans were stabbed to death in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

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