Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants amid attack fears

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants amid attack fears

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants amid attack fears

"Two tourists are killed and 12 more injured after bomb blast hits tour bus near Pyramids in Egypt's first terror attack against foreign holiday makers in two years", writes the Daily Mail.

The bombing took place in the Haram district, Giza Region where the world-famous Giza Pyramids are located.

The bus was carrying a total of 16 people including 14 Vietnamese tourists, an Egyptian driver and a tour guide, according to the statement.

Prosecutors said they had launched an investigation "to arrest the perpetrators".

CNN's Hossam Ahmed reported from Cairo and Mohammed Tawfeeq reported and wrote from Atlanta.

Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza.


One of the tourists on the bus, Lan Le, 41, was unhurt in the blast.

"It was bad - people screaming", she said.

In October 2015, a bomb claimed by a local affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group killed 224 people on board a passenger jet carrying Russian tourists over the Sinai peninsula. "I don't remember anything after".

The white tourist bus could be seen with its windows shattered and surrounded by soot-covered debris. But Daesh terrorists have a history of targeting tourists.

"We have been in contact with the embassy of Vietnam to contain the impact of the incident, and what is important now is to take care of the injured", he said.

The government says fighting Islamist militants is a priority as it works to restore stability after the years of turmoil that followed the "Arab Spring" protests of 2011.

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