July 22, 2005

Forty-nine killed in three Red Sea bombs-governor

CAIRO (Reuters) - Forty-nine people were killed in two car
bombs and another explosion in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of
Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday, the governor said.

Mustafa Afifi, governor of South Sinai province, said one
car bomb exploded in front of the Ghazala Hotel in Naama Bay,
the site of most of the resort's luxury hotels. He was quoted
by the state news agency MENA.

Another car bomb exploded in the old market in Sharm
el-Sheikh town, about six km (four miles) from Naama Bay. "The
third explosion, in a car park at the entrance to Naama Bay,
could have been a bag of explosions," he added. (Writing by
Jonathan Wright, Cairo bureau: +20-2-578-3290/1))