Egypt : terrorism hits Cairo again

An Egyptian special forces policeman in a file photo. REUTERS

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly Friday ordered the highest healthcare and treatment for those injured in a bus blast that left three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian tour guide dead.

A total of three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a home-made bomb hit a bus carrying foreign tourists in Marioutiya area near the Giza Pyramids.

At least 10 tourists and the Egyptian driver were also injured in the attack.

“The state will deal with iron fist with those who plot to harm the country’s security and the safety of its people and visitors,” Madbouly told reporters during his visit to the injured in a Cairo hospital.

Madbouly urged the international community to unite in the face of terrorism, noting that such incidents cannot stop the Egyptians’ development.

The Egyptian prime minister revealed that the attack happened “because the route of the bus was changed,” pointing out all tourist buses are always accompanied by police patrols.

Madbouly did not tell who or how the route of the bus was changed, but said an investigation to uncover the details of the incident has already been launched.

According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, security forces moved to the scene and started an investigation into the attack.

Right after the attack, Egypt’s general prosecutor also ordered an urgent investigation into the incident.

Egyptian state media reported that a team of the general prosecution and the supreme state security prosecution inspected the scene of a blast and collected samples from the site for more investigation to identify the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the deadly attack was widely criticized by the Egyptian official and foreign countries.

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