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Bomb hits tourist bus near near Egypt’s Giza pyramids, leaving 16 injured

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian officials have said.

The blast on Sunday wounded at least 16 people, including tourists, officials confirmed.

Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists.

عشرات الإصابات بينهم مصريين وسياح من جنوب أفريقيا في تفجير استهدف حافلة سياحية أمام المتحف المصري الكبير بالجيزة

Posted by Shehab News Agency on Sunday, May 19, 2019

The attack comes as Egypt’s vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.

It is the second to target foreign tourists near the famed pyramids in less than six months.– AP