Foreign tourists leaving Egypt after terrorist threat

Foreign tourists leaving Egypt after terrorist threat
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:23:21

Tourists are leaving Egypt after a tourist bus exploded in the Egyptian south Sinai resort town.

Foreign tourists left the country via the Taba Land Port crossing on Tuesday.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis terrorist group took responsibility of the bombing of a tourist bus near the crossing to the occupied lands of Palestine on Sunday – and warned tourists across Egypt to leave the country “before it’s too late.”

The terrorist group has emerged as the most formidable and deadliest among a half-dozen extremist groups that announced themselves in the Sinai after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.

The tempo, ferocity and range of its attacks increased sharply after July 3 last year, when Egypt’s military ousted the country’s then president Mohamed Morsi. In its statement warning tourists to leave Egypt, Ansar said the bus bombing was “part of our economic war attacks on this traitorous hireling regime, which plundered the nation’s wealth.”


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