Breaking News: Egypt, an explosion rocked a tourist bus near Giza Pyramids

Breaking News: Egypt, an explosion rocked a tourist bus near Giza Pyramids

An explosion rocked a tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids wounding 17 people.

The wounded included South African tourists and Egyptians.

A device exploded near the bus, while the windshield of another vehicle was damaged. The blast took place outside the yet-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum,  which is still under construction and not open to tourists, near the Giza pyramids.

There were no reports of deaths however pictures on social media showed at least one person covered in blood and a bus with some of its windows blown out or shattered.

This attack is now a brutal attack to Egypt's vital tourism industry that recently was on the recovery process after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.

Second incident attacking tourists in less than 6 months

In December, three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed when a roadside bomb hit a tour bus nearly close to Giza landmarks, the same place where today's bus was attacked.

No one claimed responsibility to both attacks on the buses in the Giza Region.

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