Latest Sharm el-Sheikh attacks Stories

2006-06-17 09:28:35

CAIRO (Reuters) - Fourteen Egyptians went on trial on Saturday on charges connected with two bombings which targeted tourists in the capital Cairo in April 2005. An American, two French people and the bomber were killed in the first attack in the bazaar area of the old city. In a second bombing near the Egyptian museum three weeks later, seven people were wounded and the bomber was killed. The defendants all denied charges that they helped the bombers, either by providing money,...

2006-04-24 13:30:20

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. At least 12 people were killed and more than 90 were wounded, Al Jazeera television reported. "The victims and the wounded are being taken to hospitals," Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo told the Doha-based television. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. A...

2006-04-24 14:49:28

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100, rescue and security officials said. Witnesses said smoke billowed up from the town's tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. An Interior Ministry statement gave a toll of 10 dead and 100 injured. The ministry often lags behind other sources. It said there were...

2006-04-24 13:38:52

CAIRO (Reuters) - Twenty-two people were killed and 150 wounded by three explosions that ripped through the Egyptian Sinai resort town of Dahab on Monday, a security official said. "It is twenty-two dead and 150 wounded ... There were three explosions," said the official, who did not want to be named. An official with the local ambulance service said many of the dead appeared to be foreigners.

2005-09-29 08:09:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police in the Sinai peninsula have shot dead two men suspected of organizing bombings which killed 67 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in July, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Khaled Musaid and Tulub Murdi Suleiman were killed on Wednesday night in an exchange of fire with police in the Mount

2005-09-04 10:15:48

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - An investigation into attacks that killed 98 people in Sharm el-Sheikh and other Sinai resorts in the past year showed no links between the bombers and outside groups, Egypt's prime minister said on Sunday. Ahmed Nazif told Reuters in an interview that the investigation had made progress in identifying those behind the blasts which he said aimed to damage Egypt's economy by targeting key tourist attractions on the Red Sea. Tourism is one of...

2005-08-27 09:05:40

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A land mine damaged an Egyptian police vehicle in northern Sinai on Saturday, injuring a police colonel and a civilian helping police track the group suspected of seven bombings in the area, a security source said. It was the third such blast in Sinai since police last week launched a large-scale search operation for the group, believed to be Sinai Bedouin under the influence of militant Islamists. The security sources, who asked not to be named, identified...

2005-08-23 05:22:21

By Camilla Hall CAIRO (Reuters) - Frightened tourists have been slow to return to Egypt's south Sinai since bombs killed more than 64 people in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last month, dragging the regional economy into the doldrums, hoteliers said on Tuesday. The resort town is a major attraction in Egypt's tourism industry, drawing 2 million tourists and accounting for 25 percent of Egypt's room capacity in 2004. Hotels near two bombing sites in Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh's most...

2005-08-19 10:34:14

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police have arrested one more man suspected of belonging to a group that killed at least 64 people in three bomb attacks in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last month, security sources said on Friday. The sources, who asked not to be named, said the man, named as Hassan el-Arayshi, was arrested in the Sinai peninsula. They did not give the circumstances. A second man, farmer Abdel Hadi Mahmoud Hamida, was arrested but police later concluded that...

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