Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants

Deadly blast hits tourist bus in Giza, Egypt

"Two tourists are killed and 12 more injured after bomb blast hits tour bus near Pyramids in Egypt's first terror attack against foreign holiday makers in two years", writes the Daily Mail.

The attack occurred on a road near the Giza pyramids. The pyramids are in that region.

"The DFA today advised Filipinos planning to travel to Egypt to exercise a higher level of vigilance when visiting tourist destinations there", the agency said in a statement.

CNN's Hossam Ahmed reported from Cairo and Mohammed Tawfeeq reported and wrote from Atlanta.

At least another 10 people were injured by the improvised device, which was hidden near a wall on Marioutiya street in Cairo, the interior ministry said.

The white tourist bus could be seen with its windows shattered and surrounded by soot-covered debris, AFP reported.

In July 2017, two German tourists were stabbed to death by a suspected jihadist assailant at the Egyptian Red Sea beach resort of Hurgada.

Deadly blast hits tourist bus in Giza, Egypt
Tourist Bus Blast Near Pyramids in Cairo Leaves Casualties – Egyptian Ministry

No group took immediate responsibility for the incident. "I don't remember anything after".

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told local TV from Al Haram hospital that the guide had died from his injuries.

The bus hit the device after it went off its planned route without alerting security forces, Mr Ismail added.

Madbouly said the Egyptian authorities have been in contact with the embassy of Vietnam.

Security forces have since February been conducting a major operation focused on the Sinai Peninsula, aimed at wiping out a local ISIS branch.

They said "terrorist elements" were planning a series of attacks targeting state institutions and the tourism industry in the hideouts.

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