Bomb targets tourists bus enroute to famous Giza pyramids in Egypt
Tourist bound bus near the new Grand Egyptian Museum close to the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt has been the target of a bomb attack that has left multiple casualties.
Two security sources said at least 17 people, mostly foreign tourists who majority are believed to be from South Africa, were injured in the blast on Sunday.
South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting the bus, according to the sources.
There were no reports of deaths and the injuries were said to be of medium to minor degrees.
A witness, Mohamed el-Mandouh, told Reuters he heard a “very loud explosion” while sitting in traffic near the site of the blast.
The museum which is still under construction, is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world when it opens in 2020. It is located approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids.
The blast marks the second attack on tourists in Egypt in just six months. In December, three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide were killed after their bus was targeted by a roadside bomb bear the Giza pyramids.
This attack is aset back to Egypt tourism recovery coming barely acouple of Months when Russian Renewed their direct flight to Egypt when in 2015 they cancelled direct flight in following the vicius tragic bombing of Russian tourist jet that left all the 224 passengers onboard dead.
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