Two Koreans, Egyptian driver die in Sinai tourist bus blast




 
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Two Koreans, Egyptian driver die in Sinai tourist bus blast
 
February 16th, 2014  
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Two Koreans, Egyptian driver die in Sinai tourist bus blast
By Yasmine Saleh and Shadia Nasralla CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb on a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai killed at least two South Koreans and the Egyptian driver on Sunday, army and security sources said, in the first attack on tourists since an army takeover in July spurred an Islamist insurgency. The Interior Ministry said the bus was travelling from St. Catherine's Monastery, a popular tourist destination in the south Sinai, to nearby Israel when it was attacked. Egyptian officials use the word terrorist to describe both Islamist militants and the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed President Mohamed Mursi. Al Qaeda-inspired Islamist militants based in the largely lawless Sinai peninsula have stepped up attacks on security forces since army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Mursi in July after mass protests against his rule.

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