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Egypt jihadists threaten Sinai security wall attacks

An Al-Qaeda-inspired group based in the Egyptian Sinai threatened Thursday to attack contractors and workers involved in the construction of a security wall at a town in the restive peninsula. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) group has claimed most of the deadliest attacks in Egypt since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, saying they were in revenge for a crackdown on his supporters that left hundreds dead.

Cairo tram station bomb hurts one person

The explosion of a suspected homemade bomb targeting a tram station in eastern Cairo wounded at least one person on Saturday, Egyptian security officials said. Since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, militants have stepped up attacks against the security forces in Egypt, killing many soldiers and policemen. However, attacks on civilian targets have been rare. Another homemade bomb was defused at the same station, the security officials said.

Cairo tram station bomb hurts one person

The explosion of a suspected homemade bomb targeting a tram station in eastern Cairo wounded at least one person on Saturday, Egyptian security officials said. Since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, militants have stepped up attacks against the security forces in Egypt, killing many soldiers and policemen. However, attacks on civilian targets have been rare. Another homemade bomb was defused at the same station, the security officials said.

Belgium issues travel warning for Sharm el-Sheikh after 'serious threat'

Belgium warned tourists Friday against going to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after a "serious threat." Foreign Minister Didier Reynders gave no details of the threat but the warning follows a bomb attack on a bus that killed three South Korean tourists in south Sinai earlier this month which was claimed by an Al-Qaeda-inspired group. The standard travel advice had been changed after consultations with neighbours Germany and the Netherlands, Reynders said.

Belgium issues travel warning for Sharm el-Sheikh after 'serious threat'

Belgium warned tourists Friday against going to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after a "serious threat." Foreign Minister Didier Reynders gave no details of the threat but the warning follows a bomb attack on a bus that killed three South Korean tourists in south Sinai earlier this month which was claimed by an Al-Qaeda-inspired group. The standard travel advice had been changed after consultations with neighbours Germany and the Netherlands, Reynders said.

3 Die in bombing of bus in Egypt

Cairo, Feb 16 (EFE).- Three people were killed in the bombing of a tour bus Sunday in Taba, in the southern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials said. The jihadist group Ansar Beit al Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack on the bus. "As we promised, thanks to God and to our 'mujahideen,' we were able to blow up the bus in Taba and we're going to continue orienting our attacks on their economy, their tourism and gas," the group said in a Twitter post, without specifying the manner in which the attack was carried out.

4 killed as Egypt bus carrying S.Korean tourists bombed

A bomb tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists near an Egyptian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, killing at least four people and wounding 13, officials said. The bombing marked the first attack on tourists since the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July sparked unrest across the country. The bomb went off in the front section of bus carrying the tourists at Taba border crossing with Israel in south Sinai, the interior ministry said, adding that one of those killed was the Egyptian driver.

Bomb on Egypt tourist bus near Israel border kills 4

A bomb tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists near an Egyptian resort town bordering Israel on Sunday, killing at least four people and wounding 13, the health ministry and police said. The bomb went off in the front section of bus carrying the tourists at Taba border crossing with Israel in south Sinai, the interior ministry said, adding that one of those killed was the Egyptian driver. Militants in the restive peninsula have waged a deadly insurgency against the military and police since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Bomb on Egypt tourist bus near Israel border kills three

A bomb tore through a bus carrying sightseers near an Egyptian resort town bordering Israel on Sunday, killing at least three tourists and wounding 14, police said. The bus was carrying 33 tourists near the south Sinai resort town of Taba when it was hit by the blast, police officials said. A spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority, which is responsible for border security, told AFP that the Taba crossing had been closed in the wake of the blast. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Bomb on Egypt tourist bus near Israel border kills three

A bomb tore through a bus carrying sightseers near an Egyptian resort town bordering Israel on Sunday, killing at least three tourists and wounding 14, police said. The bus was carrying 33 tourists near the south Sinai resort town of Taba when it was hit by the blast, police officials said. A spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority, which is responsible for border security, told AFP that the Taba crossing had been closed in the wake of the blast. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
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