Bomb kills 4 on tour bus near Egyptian pyramids: Officials

Egyptian officials confirm four deaths in a bus attack near the pyramids.

December 28, 2018, 4:22 PM

Four people were killed and eight more were injured in an attack on a tour bus near the Giza pyramids, the Egyptian General Prosecutor’s office said Friday.

The bus, which was carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists, passed by a wall in which the bomb was hidden at around 6 p.m. local time, officials said. Three of the tourists died. Two Egyptians -- the driver and the tour guide -- were also on the vehicle. The tour guide was among the dead.

PHOTO: Police officers inspect a scene of a bus blast in Giza, Egypt, Dec. 28, 2018.
Police officers inspect a scene of a bus blast in Giza, Egypt, Dec. 28, 2018.
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PHOTO: Officials inspect the scene where bomb hidden in a wall, detonated, striking a bus full of tourists, Dec. 28, 2018, in Giza, Egypt.
Officials inspect the scene where bomb hidden in a wall, detonated, striking a bus full of tourists, Dec. 28, 2018, in Giza, Egypt.
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The attack occurred on a road near the Giza pyramids. Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told reporters the bus had deviated from the approved tourist route.

Egypt’s tourism industry has struggled since the Arab Spring protests in 2011 and subsequent attacks.

PHOTO: Officials surround a tourist bus which was damaged when a bomb detonated in Giza province, Egypt, Dec. 28, 2018.
Officials surround a tourist bus which was damaged when a bomb detonated in Giza province, Egypt, Dec. 28, 2018.
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