Bomb attack in Egypt kills four tourists

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb exploded near bus carrying Vietnamese tourists

 Security personnel cordon off the damaged bus following the bomb attack in Giza. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed
Security personnel cordon off the damaged bus following the bomb attack in Giza. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed

At least four people have been killed and another 10 injured after a roadside bomb exploded near a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists close to the pyramids in Giza.

Three of the dead were Vietnamese and one was an Egyptian tour guide.

16 people were onboard as an IED exploded once the bus approached. Reuters reported that the device was hidden near a wall on Marioutiya Street on the Cairo outskirts.

The tourists were heading to a show at the pyramids.

The Egyptian prime minister, Mostafa Madbouly, visited the injured at Al-Haram hospital. He told reporters that the bus had not followed the path it was supposed to take, where it would have been secured by the police.

No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack. The most active group has been Islamic State, which has been operating mainly in North Sinai.

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