Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, 4 Dead

Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, 4 Dead

Two people have been killed and 12 more injured after a roadside bomb went off by a bus carrying tourists near the pyramids in Giza, Egypt.

In all, 14 Vietnamese tourists had been on the bus, the ministry added.

There were no immediate reports of any group saying it was behind the attack, but Islamist militants have targeted tourists in the past.

This picture taken on December 28, 2018 shows a view of a tourist bus that was attacked in Giza province south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.

A homemade device exploded at 6:15 pm (3:15pm GMT) on Friday causing the deaths of two Vietnamese tourists, a ministry statement said. The two Egyptians and the rest of the Vietnamese were injured, the Interior Ministry said.

"We were going to the sound and light show and then suddenly we heard a bomb".

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He also ordered prosecutors to conduct a forensic investigation of the materials used to make the IED and to collect all surveillance camera footage in the vicinity of the explosion, the news outlet reported.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, who visited the injured at Al-Haram hospital, said the bus had not followed the path it was supposed to take, where it would have been secured by police.

The bus driver later told local media he had not deviated from the route.

Egypt has faced a string of bombings in the past few years, with several targeting Egyptian security forces in the country's Sinai peninsula.

This was the first attack to target foreign tourists in nearly two years.

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