Egypt: Two killed in roadside bomb attack near Giza pyramids

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus near the Pyramids of Giza, south of the capital Cairo, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, Egypt’s interior ministry said.

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 improvised explosive was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in the Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, the statement added.

The deceased were part of a group of 14 tourists who were being shown around by an Egyptian and a driver, both of whom were injured.

Security services were immediately dispatched to the area and have opened an investigation into the explosion, the ministry said without giving any further detail.

Agencies

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