Roadside Bomb Near Giza Pyramids Wounds 16 People, Including Tourists – Officials

Isabel Togoh

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 16 people, Egyptian officials have said.

Tourists were caught up in the blast on Sunday, officials confirmed.

It is the second to target foreign tourists near the famed pyramids in less than six months.

The attack comes as Egypt’s vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.

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.