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2006-06-27 06:43:31

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces on Tuesday shot dead two men named as members of a group behind deadly bombings in Sinai tourist resorts, security sources said. The security forces shot Ibrahim Hamid and his brother Sami in northern Sinai, where the authorities say the militant group was based. A gunbattle started when police arrived to arrest the men south of the town of el-Arish. The wife of one of the suspects was also killed. Twenty tourists and Egyptian workers were...

2006-05-19 05:20:47

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A man wanted for involvement in bombings of tourist resorts in Sinai killed himself by accident on Friday while trying to attack police who were pursuing him, security sources said. Arafat Ali, 28, was blown up by an explosive device which he had tried to throw at policemen who had encircled him in Rafah, a town which is straddles Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip. The sources said he was second in command of a group called Tawhid wal Jihad, which the...

2006-05-12 08:31:28

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters) - Four men wanted in connection with bombings that killed 20 people in the Sinai resort of Dahab last month have turned themselves in, security sources said on Friday. The surrenders came shortly after police killed Nasr Khamis el-Milahi, a man the Interior Ministry named as the leader of a group it blames for a series of attacks in Sinai since October 2004, and the arrest of his assistant in a gunbattle on Tuesday. "The four wanted men turned themselves...

2006-04-25 11:58:28

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained at least 10 people, including computer engineers, on Tuesday in connection with a triple bombing in the Sinai tourist resort of Dahab that killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. Security sources provided few details on those detained, but the state MENA news agency said two of them were computer engineers who arrived in Dahab from Cairo the day before the blasts, which went off nearly...

2006-04-25 08:39:22

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Defiant holidaymakers described scenes of carnage in Egypt's Sinai resort of Dahab on Tuesday after three bombs killed at least 23 people in the latest attack on the country's vital tourist industry. A security source said 10 people, all of them Egyptians, had been detained in connection with Monday's bombings, but gave no details on what their involvement may have been or if they were connected to a specific group. Despite...

2006-04-25 06:57:30

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Foreign holidaymakers described scenes of carnage in Egypt's Sinai resort of Dahab on Tuesday after three bombs killed at least 23 people in the latest attack against the country's vital tourist industry. A security source said that 10 people, all of them Egyptians, had been detained in connection with Monday night's bombings, but gave no details on what their involvement may have been or if they were connected with a...

2006-04-24 20:52:47

By Ahmed Seif DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Bombers have struck again at a resort in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing at least 23 people in three nearly simultaneous explosions in a market and restaurant area popular with foreign tourists. The dead in the budget resort of Dahab, a beach and diving center for backpackers, included a young German boy and two other foreigners, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said. Sixty-two people were wounded in the bombings on Monday evening, including...

2006-04-24 18:40:47

By Ahmed Seif DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Three bombs ripped through the tourist area in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Dahab on Monday, killing at least 23 people and wounding scores in the latest attack on the lucrative Egyptian tourism industry. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who battled against a violent campaign by militant Islamists in the 1990s, called the blasts a terrorist act, the state news agency MENA reported. The governor of South Sinai, Mohamed Hani, told Reuters the three...

2006-04-24 17:50:46

By Ahmed Seif DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Three bombs ripped through the tourist area in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Dahab on Monday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70 in the latest attack on Egypt's lucrative tourism industry. The governor of South Sinai, Mohamed Hani, told Reuters the three blasts were the work of suicide bombers and not as powerful as two previous sets of bombings in the Sinai peninsula. But security sources in his province said initial...

2006-04-24 17:29:22

By Ahmed Seif DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Three bombs ripped through the tourist area in the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70 in the latest attack on Egypt's lucrative tourism industry. The governor of South Sinai, Mohamed Hani, told Reuters the three blasts were the work of suicide bombers and were not as powerful as two previous sets of bombings in Sinai. But security sources in his province said initial investigations...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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