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Two Dead And 12 Injured After Bomb Attack On Tourist Bus In Egypt

Claire Reid

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Two Dead And 12 Injured After Bomb Attack On Tourist Bus In Egypt

Featured Image Credit: @mahmouedgamal44/Twitter

Two people have been killed and 12 more injured after a roadside bomb went off by a bus carrying tourists near the pyramids in Giza, Egypt.

According to the BBC, the bus was carrying Vietnamese tourists, as well as two Egyptians - a driver and a rep from the tourist company.

The explosion is believed to have taken place on the Mariouteya Road, which is a popular street with tourists.

The Interior Ministry had told Sky News Arabia that the explosion was caused by an improvised bomb and that two of those injured were Egyptian.

In a statement the Ministry said the 'improvised explosive device was hidden next to a wall', and that it detonated at around 6.15pm local time. An investigation into what happened has already begun.

Shocking images shared on social media show a bus with its windows blasted out and damage to the inside.

Police and medics attended the scene and those injured have been rushed to hospital.

Topics: World News

Claire Reid
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