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April 24, 2006

Terror attack in Egypt

Filed under: Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Christian Beckner on April 24, 2006

Breaking, from the AP:

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Three explosions Monday night rocked the Egyptian resort city of Dahab and there were at least 100 dead and wounded, according to the doctor who runs Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula rescue squad.

Dr. Said Essa said he was headed to the scene of the blasts, one of which hit the el-Mashrabiyah Hotel.

Dahab is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsula.

Police officials said more than 20 ambulances and police cars were rushing to the el-Masbat section of the city.

These casualty figures are preliminary; note that Reuters has not yet made any estimates on casualties. It was only last week that Egyptian officials said they had broken up a terrorist plot targeted at tourist sites in Cairo, and these attacks come nine months after a similar string of attacks in nearby Sharm-al-Sheikh.

Update (4/25): Stories on the bombings from the New York Times and Washington Post.

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Comment by Dr.Q

April 26, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

Brothers attacking brothers in faith…now thats a reall shame, and excuse me…thats not the love from the lord or allah. It is simply not it.

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