Published: Tue, May 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Egypt says after bus attack, 12 militants killed in Cairo

Egypt says after bus attack, 12 militants killed in Cairo

Pictures on social media showed at least one person covered in blood and a bus with some of its windows blown out or shattered.

According reports, an explosive device detonated while the tourist bus passed the museum.

Three of them are still being treated in hospital, while one woman had chosen to stay and assist her injured husband, said Mabaya.

An explosion damaged the bus carrying 25 tourists from South Africa and a private vehicle carrying four civilians in Al Remaya area, according to Egypt Today. There are no reports of deaths.

24 of them returned home on Monday, bringing with them, a sense of relief.

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It came months after three Vietnamese holidaymakers and their Egyptian guide were killed when a roadside bomb hit their bus near the pyramids in December.

Egypt's Minister of Tourism Rania A. Al Mashat called it a "minor explosion" in a Twitter post.

The statement did not directly link the raids to Sunday's attack in which a roadside bomb hit a tourist bus near the famed Giza pyramids. It says the militants belonged to "Hasm", an armed faction of the Brotherhood.

The nationalities of those injured haven't been officially disclosed yet, though, according to Sky News Arabia, the injured people include ten Egyptian nationals and seven tourists from South Africa.

Authorities have gone at great lengths to lure tourists back, touting a series of archaeological finds and a new museum next to the pyramids, as well as enhanced security at airports and around ancient sites.

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