Egypt tourist bus bombing leaves two dead, several injured

Deadly blast hits tourist bus in Giza, Egypt

Deadly blast hits tourist bus in Giza, Egypt

Two tourists killed, ten others were injured in a tourist bus explosion in Marioteya district, near Giza governorate on Friday.

The deceased were part of a group of 14 tourists who were being shown around by an Egyptian and a driver, both of whom were injured.

No one immediately claimed responsibility. Fourteen tourists were reported on bus, all of them were Vietnamese.

Egypt has since been seeking to lure tourists back and spur the lucrative sector by touting new archaeological discoveries and bolstering security around archaeological sites and in airports. The official statistics agency says tourists arrivals in Egypt in 2017 reached 8.2 million, up from 5.3 million the year before.

The two dead were Vietnamese holidaymakers would had been visiting the pyramids near the capital Cairo, according to the country's interior ministry, which confirmed 10 more were wounded.

Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists.

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