Egyptian security forces kill 40 militants after tourist bus bombed Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


Egyptian security forces said on Saturday they have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, a day after a Vietnamese tourist bus was bombed killing four people.

The Egyptian ministry of interior said 30 people were killed during raids in Giza where the tourist bus was bombed on Friday.

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The ministry said “terrorist elements” were planning series of attacks targeting state institutions and the tourism industry.

Security forces also killed 10 suspected militants in North Sinai, where the country is fighting an insurgency led by Islamic State, the ministry added, according to State news agency MENA.

Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed and at least 10 others injured when a roadside bomb blast hit their tour bus on Friday less than 4 km (2.5 miles) from Egypt’s world-famous Giza pyramids, Reuters reported.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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