Bomb kills two Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

Bomb kills two Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

A roadside blast has killed four people - three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide - and injured 12 others on a bus near the Giza pyramids in Egypt, officials say.

The bus was carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists and only two of them escaped unharmed, according to Egyptian officials.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli visited the injured tourists in hospital, where he announced that the tour guide had died from his wounds.

The improvised explosive was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in the Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, the statement added.

This is a developing story.

The blast is the first deadly attack against foreign tourists in Egypt in more than a year and comes as the tourism sector, a vital source of foreign currency revenue, was recovering from a sharp drop in visitor numbers since the country's 2011 uprising.

Two German tourists were stabbed to death at a hotel in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada previous year.

Security services were immediately dispatched to the area and have opened an investigation into the explosion, the ministry said without giving any further detail.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting Vietnamese leaders in May that he was keen to revive Vietnamese tourism in his country, according to Egypt Today.

Over the past two years, militant attacks against Christians in Egypt - usually targeting churches or buses carrying pilgrims to remote desert monasteries - have killed over a hundred people.

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