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2005-07-26 10:37:00

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces searched valleys and mountains in the south of the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday for members of the group which killed at least 64 people in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Investigators are concentrating on possible links between the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings on Saturday and similar attacks on Sinai peninsula resorts last October, security sources said. Security sources named one of the prime suspects as Youssef...

2005-07-26 05:10:03

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The Egyptian government on Tuesday dismissed speculation that a group of missing Pakistanis helped in bombings which killed at least 64 people in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Egyptian state newspaper al-Ahram quoted Assistant Interior Minister Mohamed Shaarawi as denying media reports that six Pakistanis were implicated in the bombings on hotel and shopping areas on Saturday -- the worst in Egypt since 1981. The...

2005-07-25 11:56:32

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police fought gunbattles in desert mountains near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday in a hunt for militants who killed at least 64 people in a bomb attack. Two days after Egypt's worst attack since 1981, police were surrounding a group of Bedouins suspected of having links to three blasts which tore through hotels and shopping areas popular among foreign tourists. A police source said 25 Bedouins had been...

2005-07-25 09:08:53

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police hunting for bombers in the Sinai peninsula on Monday distributed photographs of some 50 foreigners, including five Pakistanis, who may be linked with attacks that killed at least 64 people. Two days after Egypt's worst attack since 1981, officials are investigating the possibility foreigners could be behind the three blasts which ripped through hotels and shopping areas at the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh....

2005-07-25 07:08:30

EL-RUWEISAT, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian security source said on Monday that police were surrounding villages near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as part of a hunt for people connected with bombings which killed at least 64 people. But one of the villages named, el-Ruweisat, was calm on Monday afternoon, with no sign of a police presence or unusual activity in the immediate vicinity. A hamlet of 50 to 100 houses, it lies on the outskirts of Sharm el-Sheikh town. The security...

2005-07-25 06:28:16

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police surrounded two Bedouin villages near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday as part of a hunt for people connected with bombings that killed at least 64 people, a security source said. Police believe two Pakistanis wanted for questioning may be hiding in the villages, named as el-Ruweisat and Khurum, said the source, who asked not to be named. Arab satellite channels said Egyptian police were searching for up to nine Pakistanis for questioning...

2005-07-25 04:38:05

DUBAI (Reuters) - Egyptian police are searching for up to nine Pakistani suspects in the bomb attacks that killed scores of people at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Arab television channels said on Monday. Al Jazeera television aired a copy of what it said was an Egyptian Interior Ministry list of suspects, highlighting the grainy pictures of two men named Muhammad Akhtar, 30, and Tasadduq Husayn, 18. It said they were Pakistanis. Al Arabiya television said police were looking for...

2005-07-24 11:07:15

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Hundreds of foreign tourists packed their bags and flew home from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday after three bombs killed scores of people in the worst attack in Egypt since 1981. Busloads of tourists, many sunburned and toting scuba diving gear, streamed off buses at the Sharm al-Sheikh airport for flights back to European capitals. Egyptian police stepped up roadblocks around the town at the southern tip of the...

2005-07-24 07:01:02

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Hundreds of foreign tourists packed their bags and flew home from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday after bombs killed scores of people in the worst attack in Egypt since 1981. Busloads of tourists, many sunburned and toting scuba diving gear, streamed off buses at the Sharm al-Sheikh airport for flights back to European capitals. Egyptian police stepped up roadblocks around the town at the southern tip of the Sinai...

2005-07-23 14:44:02

By Tom Perry SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Saturday the killing of 88 people in tourist resort bomb attacks would only serve to stiffen his resolve to combat militant attackers. Bombs ripped through shopping and hotel areas in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh overnight in Egypt's worst attack since 1981. Shaken tourists spoke of mass panic and hysteria as people fled the carnage in the early hours, with bodies strewn across the roads,...