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Bomb Hits Tourist Bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, Wounds 16

It is the second to target foreign tourists near the famed pyramids in less than six months.

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A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian officials said on Sunday, 19 May.

Sunday's blast wounded at least 16 people, including tourists, they said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief media.

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Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists.

The attack comes as Egypt's vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.

It is the second to target foreign tourists near the famed pyramids in less than six months.

(Published in an arrangement with the Associated Press)

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