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Tourist Bus Hit By Explosion Outside Museum In Egypt

Tourist Bus Hit By Explosion Outside Museum In Egypt

At least 16 people have been injured

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

A tourist bus has been hit by a blast near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, according to reports by AFP.

At least 17 people have been injured in the explosion near the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Sunday.

Images circulating on social media show ambulances attending to the wounded, a damaged bus and tourists holding their heads and bags as they get off the coach.

Pyramids in Giza.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and it's not yet clear if it's terror related, but security forces are fighting an ongoing ISIS insurgency in Egypt, particularly in the northeast of the country.

According to Reuters, most of those injured were foreign tourists. One security source said they included South African nationals.

Thankfully, there are no current reports of any deaths, but a witness, Mohamed el-Mandouh, told Reuters he heard a 'very loud explosion' while sitting in traffic near the site of the blast.

It's the second incident affecting tourists in Egypt in six months - in December, three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide were killed after a roadside bomb hit their bus.

More to follow...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News