3 die as roadside bomb targets tourist bus near Pyramids in Egypt

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Authorities say a roadside bomb was used in the attack. (Sky News Arabia)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb was used in the attack. (Sky News Arabia)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb was used in the attack. (Sky News Arabia)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb was used in the attack. (Mohamed El Kholy)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb was used in the attack. (Omar Elhady )
Updated 28 December 2018
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3 die as roadside bomb targets tourist bus near Pyramids in Egypt

  • The bus was traveling Friday in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the roadside bomb went off

CAIRO: A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 others, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.
It said the bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, went off. The wounded included 10 Vietnamese tourists. The other two wounded were the Egyptian bus driver and the guide.
Regional broadcaster Al-Arabiya reported that the death toll rose to 3.

The bus was carrying a total of 14 Vietnamese tourists, it added, saying only two of them escaped unharmed.
Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists. However, this is the first attack to target foreign tourists in almost two years.

(With AP)


Lebanon's FM calls for Syria's return to Arab League

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Lebanon's FM calls for Syria's return to Arab League

BEIRUT: Lebanon's Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Friday for reinstating Syria into the Arab League.
"Syria should return to us...Syria should be in our embrace instead of throwing it into the embrace of terrorism," he told Arab foreign and economy ministers at a summit that Beirut is hosting.