Twelve injured following explosion targeting tour bus in Egypt

An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said. A third security source said the bus was carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids area, and… Read More Twelve injured following explosion targeting tour bus in Egypt

Egyptian security forces kill dozens of militants following attack on tourist bus

Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people. The ministry did not say whether the suspected militants were connected to Friday’s attack, but… Read More Egyptian security forces kill dozens of militants following attack on tourist bus

Egyptian police kill gunmen responsible for November attack on bus carrying Christians

Egyptian police killed two gunmen who carried out last month’s attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate to the south of Cairo, the interior ministry said on Saturday. Police, helped by the military, found the gunmen in Assiut governorate, which lies to the south of Minya, it said in a statement. They were… Read More Egyptian police kill gunmen responsible for November attack on bus carrying Christians

Two dead as car bomb attack rocks Egyptian city of Alexandria

​A bomb placed under a car exploded in Egypt’s second city Alexandria on Saturday, killing two people including a policeman, two days before the country is due to hold a presidential election. The bombing, which wounded four other policemen, targeted Alexandria’s security chief, police Major General Mostafa al-Nemr, the interior ministry said. There was no… Read More Two dead as car bomb attack rocks Egyptian city of Alexandria

Hasm militant group attack Myanmar embassy in Egypt

​ Egyptian militant group Hasm claimed responsibility on Sunday for a small explosion at Myanmar’s embassy in Cairo, saying it was in retaliation for that country’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Egypt’s interior ministry has not commented on Saturday’s blast, which residents and media initially reported as probably the result of a faulty gas pipeline.… Read More Hasm militant group attack Myanmar embassy in Egypt

Sixteen gunmen fatally shot in Egyptian police raids on militants

Egyptian police officers have shot dead 16 gunmen in two shootouts, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday, adding that most of those killed were fugitive militants linked to recent attacks on security forces in Northern Sinai. Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by the Islamic State group in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where hundreds… Read More Sixteen gunmen fatally shot in Egyptian police raids on militants

Suicide car bomb attacks leaves 23 soldiers dead, 26 injured in Egypt

At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed when suicide car bombs tore through two military checkpoints in North Sinai on Friday, security sources said, an attack claimed by Islamic State that marks one of the bloodiest assaults on security forces in years. Islamic State militants are waging an insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai… Read More Suicide car bomb attacks leaves 23 soldiers dead, 26 injured in Egypt

Cairo court recommends death sentence for 30 convicted over assassination of Egyptian prosecutor

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 30 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt’s top prosecutor, the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years. The court set a verdict session for July 22, after referring its recommendation to the country’s top religious authority, the… Read More Cairo court recommends death sentence for 30 convicted over assassination of Egyptian prosecutor