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List of Muslim terror attacks in Egypt compiled from Reuters, often an apologist for Arab terrorism:
- Sept. 30 - A spokesman
for the main militant movement, the Gama'aal-Islamiya
(Islamic Group), warned tourists not to enter the province of Qena, which
includes some of Egypt's most famous Pharaonic temples & tombs.
- Oct. 1 -- Gama'a gunmen
fired at a Nile cruiser carrying 140 Germans near Assiut, injuring three
- Oct. 21 -- Militants ambushed
a tourist bus, killing a British woman & injuring two British men.
The woman was the first foreigner to die in militant-related violence in
- Nov. 12 -- Five German
tourists & two Egyptians were wounded when gunmen
ambushed a bus in the town of Qena.
- Jan. 7 - A man threw a
bomb near a tourist bus in Cairo, the first attack ever in the nation's
capital. No injuries were reported.
- Feb. 26 - A bomb was detonated
in a crowded coffee shop in central Cairo, killing a Turk, a Swede &
an Egyptian & injuring 20 people of various nationalities.
- March 16 - A bomb damaged
five tourist buses outside the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo.
- June 8 - A bomb exploded
near a tour bus on Pyramids Road in Cairo, killing two Egyptians &
injuring 22 people including five British tourists.
- Aug 16 - A lone gunman
fired shots at tourist boat in southern Egypt, but nobody is hurt in the
brief random attack.
- Sept 15 & 18 -- Moslem
militants fired at two Nile cruise boats, the first near the village of
al-Qusiya, the second on a boat carrying 22 French tourists
near Abu Tig, in Upper Egypt. Both attacks missed & nobody was hurt
at all. No word on whether the attackers were nabbed by police.
- Oct. 27 -- A man described
as a mentally disturbed musician shot dead
two American businessmen & an eminent French jurist as they ate dinner
at a luxury Cairo hotel. An Italian injured in the attack later died, three
other people were wounded. The government said the attacker was mentally
retarded & was not a Gama'a member, but some sources described him
as a militant sympathiser.
- Dec. 27 - A gun & bomb
attack on a tourist bus in old Cairo left eight Austrians & eight Egyptians seriously wounded. Next day newspapers said Gama'a
claimed responsibility, explaining that it launched the attack to avenge
executions of its members.
- Feb. 14 -- Gunmen ambushed
a bus carrying Romanians in the southern province of Assiut. No one was
hurt. The Gama'a claimed responsibility for the attack.
- Feb. 17 -- Gunmen opened
fire at a Nile cruiser in Assiut, but no one hurt. Gama'a again claimed
- Feb. 19 -- Gunmen attacked
a Egyptian train in Assiut, injuring one Pole & several Taiwanese tourists.
Gama'a claimed responsibility.
- Feb. 23 - An explosion
hits Egyptian train in Assiut. Six tourists were hurt: two Australians,
two Germans & two New Zealanders. Gama'a claimed responsibility.
- March 4 -- Gunmen fired
at a Nile cruiser in southern Egypt, wounding a German woman tourist, who
died after being flown back to Germany.
- March 7 -- Gunmen attacked
a train in southern Egypt, 11 Egyptians wounded.
Gama'a claimed responsibility.
- March 13 -- Gunmen fired
at a Nile cruiser in southern Egypt, but no one was hurt.
- Aug. 26 - Gunmen killed
a Spanish boy in an attack on a tourist bus in southern
Egypt, also wounding his father. Gama'a claimed responsibility.
- Sept. 27 -- Gunmen shot
dead one German tourist & wounded another in a random attack in the
Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Two Egyptians also were killed & another
German man died of his injuries after returning to Germany.
Since this time Egyptian police have set a super-tight security cordon
along the single road into Hurghada & there has not been any major
incidents since this date, sources indicate.
- Oct. 23 -- Suspected Moslem
militants killed a British tourist & wounded three others, along with
their Egyptian driver, raking with machine-gun fire the minibus carrying
them to a pharaonic temple in southern Egypt.
- Nov. 6 -- Gunmen opened
fire at a Nile cruiser carrying 30 tourists in southern Egypt, but they
do not cause any damage or casualties.
- Dec. 26 -- Unidentified
gunmen opened fire near a passenger train in southern
Egypt, causing no injuries.
- Jan. 12 -- Suspected Moslem
militants wounded two Argentine tourists & four Egyptians when they
opened fire on a train in southern Egypt.
- Nov. 8 -- Gunmen thought
to be Moslem militants attacked a passenger train in southern Egypt &
wounded 10 people.
- Nov. 9 -- Two European
tourists -- a Dutch man & a French woman -- are shot when terrrists sprayed
a passenger train with bullets in southern Egypt. The Gama'a told foreign
tourists to leave the country immediately & said it was responsible
for the attack on the passenger train in southern Egypt on November 8.
- Nov. 19 - Suspected Moslem
militants opened fire on a tourist train heading north from Aswan to Cairo,
killing one of the train workers & injuring several people.
- Nov. 29 - Gunmen fired
11 rounds at a passenger train taking tourists to southern
Egypt overnight, but no one was hurt.
- Jan. 26 - An elderly Egyptian
was killed when suspected Moslem militants opened fire on a passenger train
that often carries tourists in southern Egypt.
- April 18 -- Gunmen thought
to be Moslem militants massacred 17 Greek tourists
outside a hotel in Cairo near the Pyramids. One Egyptian man was killed
& 15 people were wounded.
- Sept. 18 -- Gunmen suspected
to be Moslem militants killed six German tourists
& three other people outside the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.
Nine people were wounded.
- November '97 -- Moslem terrorists armed with automatic weapons
ambushed, shot & killed 62 tourists at Luxor. All of the gunmen
were shot dead by military police or apprehended immediately. The Egyptian
government denounced this act & quickly tightened security in &
around major tourist centers, news reports indicated in the weeks that
followed. Then there followed years of relative peace in Egypt, until ....
- October '04 -- After more than 7 years of uneventful tourism,
with no noteworthy violent incidents aimed at foreign tourists, a group of terrorists bombed resorts
in the Red Sea villages of Taba & Ras Shitan, killing 34 persons, mostly Israeli visitors. More than 100 persons were
wounded, some gravely. The carnage was reported worldwide.
- April 7, '05 -- A fringe extremist group dubbing itself Islamic Brigades of Pride
delivered a crude homemade bomb -- packed with nails -- on the back of a motorcycle, driven by a suicide bomber right into the heart of the
historic shopping bazaar called Khan al-Khalili. The blast killed 2 tourists, a French woman & an American man, & wounded about 18 other
people, some critically. The marketplace was strewn with debris & body parts. The motorcycle driver who delivered the bomb also was killed.
- April 30, '05 -- Two veiled women in their 20s opened fire on a tour bus in a historic district of of Cairo, wounding two passengers then killing themselves. Two hours earlier that same day, a man suspected of involvement in a Cairo tourist bombing April 7 (see above) -- whom authorities identified as the brother & fiance' of the women who attached this tour bus -- jumped wildly from a bridge overpass during a police chase & ignited a bomb he was packing, killing himself.
These incidents occurred behind the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, wounded seven persons in all, four of them foreign tourists. A group calling itself the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the dual attacks April 30, '05, saying they were in revenge for the thousands of arrests of suspected militants that followed the April 7, '05 bombings along the Red Sea. Abdullah Azzam was a Palestinian terrorist who worked alongside Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, & was killed there in 1989.
July 22, '05 -- Islamic terrorists triggered nearly-simultaneous bombings at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 88 people & injuring an estimated 200 others. Police reported the three explosions were two suicide car bombs & one planted bag bomb. It was Egypt's deadliest bombing in several years.
The bombings happened on Egypt's National Day, which recalls the 1952 bloodless revolution that brought army officers to power after ousting King Farouk. One suicide car bomb killed 17 Egyptian workers in a coffee shop at the city's Old Market, police said. The other suicide car bomber struck the Ghazala Garden Hotel, streaking through a security checkpoint & slamming into the hotel's reception area before exploding. The hotel lobby area collapsed, along with its roof.
The Old Market area was a vast mess of broken glass & litter. The third bomb was an improvised device left in a bag; & it killed six tourists at a beachfront parking lot & shuttle stop about two miles from the hotel. The explosions happened about 1:15 a.m. Egypt time, or 6:15 p.m. Friday EDT, but the hotels & the market were crowded anyway with tourists partying, or seeking relief from their hot hotel rooms.
The first car was packed with 660 pounds of explosives & slammed into the reception of the Ghazala Gardens in Sharm's Naama Bay, the main strip of hotels, police said. The second bomb weighed about 440 pounds & exploded in a nearby area called the Old Market, frequented mostly by Egyptians working in the town's resorts.
A third bomb, believed hidden in a sack, detonated near a beachside walkway where tourists often stroll at night. Dr. Saeed Abdel Fattah, manager of the Sharm el-Sheik International Hospital, where the victims were taken, said those killed included two Britons, two Germans & an Italian, he added.
Czech officials said one Czech tourist was also killed. There were conflicting claims of responsibility. Several hours after the attacks, a group citing ties to Al Qaeda issued a claim on an Islamic Web site. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, Al Qaeda, in Syria and Egypt, was one of two groups that also claimed responsibility for October bombings at the resorts of Taba and Ras Shitan that killed 34. This same terror group also claimed responsibility for a Cairo bombing in April.
The above from: http://www.usdivetravel.com/T-EgyptTerrorism.html
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