Bomb Hits Tourist Bus In Egypt, 17 Injured
At least 17 people have been injured after a bomb hit a tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids.
BBC News reports that the bus was carrying more than 25 people. South African tourists and Egyptian nationals are among those who have been injured. As of now, reports state that most of those hurt suffered minor injuries, while three are currently being treated in hospital.
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Rania A. Al Mashat said it was a “minor explosion” in a Twitter post. “Of the 28 passengers on the bus we can confirm some minor injuries with three being treated at the hospital as a precaution,” she wrote.
Witnesses state that an explosive device went off close to the museum fence as the tourist bus was passing by.
Right now it is not clear who is responsible for the attack, but, Islamist militants have been known to previously attack tourists in Egypt.
Today’s attack is the second to target foreign tourists near the famous Egyptian pyramids in less than six months. As we previously reported, back in December, a bus carrying 15 Vietnamese tourists was hit by a roadside bomb. Three people were killed.