Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Bomb kills 3 Vietnamese tourists, guide near Giza pyramids

Bomb kills 3 Vietnamese tourists, guide near Giza pyramids

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli visited the injured tourists in hospital, where he announced that the tour guide had died from his wounds.

According to the BBC, the bus was carrying Vietnamese tourists, as well as two Egyptians - a driver and a rep from the tourist company.

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.

The bomb went off at about 18:15 (16:45 GMT) on Maryoutiya Street in Giza's Haram district, the interior ministry says. But Daesh terrorists have a history of targeting tourists.

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"The bombing of the tourist bus in El-Maryoutiya, a despicable, cowardly terrorist act which targets what can not be targeted: The determination of Egypt and the Egyptians", Hafez wrote on Twitter. "It was bad, people screaming", she told Reuters, speaking at al-Haram hospital, where the injured were taken.

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"The DFA today advised Filipinos planning to travel to Egypt to exercise a higher level of vigilance when visiting tourist destinations there", the agency said in a statement.

In October 2015, a bomb claimed by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group killed 224 people on board a passenger jet carrying Russian tourists over the Sinai peninsula.

Madbouly said the Egyptian authorities have been in contact with the embassy of Vietnam.

How has tourism fared in Egypt in recent years?

. Tourism is a huge sector of the Egyptian economy but has suffered since the Arab Spring in 2010.

According to statement issued by Egypt's interior ministry, the explosion came due to primitive explosive device.

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