Louisa Loveluck, Middle East Correspondent, has the newest:
Three gunmen attacked a resort in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Hurgada on Friday, hours after Isil stated responsibility for the next assault near Cairo’s famous pyramids.
Early reports recommended that two tourists have been wounded after the attackers approached the resort by sea, opening fire at entrance. The Al-Arabiya development agency reported that among attackers was in fact putting on a suicide vest.
Here is the newest in a string of terrorist attacks on tourism web sites across Egypt, many advertised by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
Britain suspended flights toward Red water resort of Sharm el-Sheikh a year ago, after Islamic State of Iraq and also the Levant said it had downed a tourist plane, killing all 135 passengers.
On Friday, the extremist group in addition advertised duty for an assault for which masked assailants fired shots outside a resort near Cairo’s Giza pyramids on Thursday.
Various other resort hotels in the area have already been focused on a few events lately, and police stated a year ago that they had also narrowly averted a massacre at Luxor’s world-famous Karnak temple. The government features since announced that it'll intensify security at significant places of interest.
Egypt’s once-thriving tourism business has been terribly battered by the instability that then followed the nation’s 2011 uprising.
a fragmented insurgency of jihadists and metropolitan militants have now been launching attacks on Egypt’s police and military into the two-and-a-half years since Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s Islamist president, ended up being toppled in a military coup.