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Explosions In Egypt Tourist Town

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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 06:19 PM
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At least 5 explosions rock the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. BBC have very little yet. Norwegian media report it was 5 explosions and carbombs used. There are people confirmed killed but I don´t know how many.


BBC: Explosion in Egypt tourist town

A large explosion has struck the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, witnesses have reported.

Residents said the explosion appeared to have taken place in a market area, which includes shops that are popular with tourists.

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Developing...

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Nettavisen: Bomber tok liv i Egypt (in norwegian...)

There is now an ATSNN thread here:
News: Series Of Explosions In Egypt Tourist Town (by Hellmutt)

Update:

BBC: Several killed in Egyptian blasts

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a string of explosions in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, police said.

Witnesses said a four-star hotel was heavily damaged in another explosion in the nearby Naama Bay area.

Preliminary reports said the blasts might have been caused by car bombs.


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Update 2:

BBC: Dozens killed in Egyptian blasts

At least 43 people have been killed and more than 130 wounded in a string of explosions in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, police said.

Police sources said initial reports suggested there had been at least four and possibly seven car bombs.



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[edit on 2005/7/22 by Hellmutt]




posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 06:22 PM
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At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a string of explosions in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, police said.

Residents said the first explosion appeared to have taken place in a market area, which includes shops that are popular with tourists.

news.bbc.co.uk...

This Resort is Very Popular in my Country - lots of my Friends went there for Vacations. Hope nobody is there now....

[edit on 22/7/05 by Souljah]



posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 06:22 PM
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This is insane.

I tell you the whole world is about to explode, we're already well into WWIII, it began on 9/11.



posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 06:22 PM
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Reuters has it as 3 explosions.
Three explosions heard in Egyptian Red Sea resorts-resident

This is like the second or third bombing this year that seems to be targetting tourist areas. It's a sad sad world we live in. Hopefully casualities will be at a minimum in this event.

just read souljah's post, already 20 dead

[edit on 7-22-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 06:27 PM
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25 dead according to the news...

what the hell is going on.

[edit on 22-7-2005 by loserkage]



posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 06:28 PM
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Explosions in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday killed at least 20 people and wounded about 100, a rescue official said.

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[edit on 22/7/05 by Souljah]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 02:54 PM
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88 killed in Egypt Red Sea resort bombings (AFP)

Al-Qaeda linked suicide car bombers unleashed a trail of carnage in Egypt's tourist-packed Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 88 people, including foreign tourists.

The Al-Qaeda Organisation in the Levant and Egypt said it carried out the multiple bombings as a "response against the global evil powers which are spilling the blood of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Chechnya."


An Egyptian rescue team searches for survivors amid the wreckage of a destroyed hotel following a series of bombings. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

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Egyptian Toll Hits 88; Mubarak Vows Hunt (AP)

Egypt's president vowed Saturday to hunt down terrorists who unleashed a rapid series of car bombs and another blast in this Egyptian Red Sea resort, devastating a luxury hotel and a coffee shop and killing at least 88 people in the nation's deadliest terror attack.

The attacks appeared well-coordinated. Two massive car bombs, possibly detonated by suicide attackers, went off simultaneously at 1:15 a.m. about two miles apart.

One car was packed with 660 pounds of explosives and slammed into the reception of the Ghazala Gardens in Sharm's Naama Bay, the main strip of hotels, officials said. The second bomb weighed about 440 pounds and exploded in a nearby area called the Old Market, frequented mainly by Egyptians working in the town's resorts.

A third bomb, believed hidden in a sack, detonated about the same time near a beachside walkway where tourists often stroll at night.

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Haaretz.com: Extremist Egyptian analyst blames Israel for Sinai terror attacks

Less than 24 hours after terrorists killed at least 88 people in attacks on the Sinai resort town of Sharm el- Sheikh, Egyptian sources claimed that Israel was responsible for the deadly bombings.

Egyptian media analysts, sources in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian parliamentarian Ala Hasnin, in an interview with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network, all suggested Israel was responsible for the attacks.

Following the bombings, rumors spread across Egypt indicating that the bomb-laden cars used to attack the Sinai resorts sported Israeli license plates.

Egyptian security sources said at least one car that blew up on Saturday had special plates indicating it had crossed over from Israel at the Taba border terminal on the Sinai Peninsula.

The accusations that Israel was responsible for the deadly attacks were made despite a claim of responsibility by a group citing ties to Al-Qaida, according to a statement posted on an Islamic Web site.

The group, calling itself the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, al-Qaida, in Syria and Egypt, said that its "holy warriors targeted the Ghazala Gardens hotel and the Old Market in Sharm el-Sheikh."

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The Washington Times: Hamas denounces Egypt explosions

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, Saturday denounced the explosions in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort as harming the region's interests.

Hamas said in a statement in Gaza the three blasts in the busy Red Sea resort "damages the security and stability of our countries and harms our national and Islamic interests and causes, especially the Palestinian cause."

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posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 05:25 PM
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Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif sees no evidence of any Al Qaeda involvement in the bombings! He also rejected an editorial from The Washington Times that said there was a "dangerous al Qaeda network in the Sinai."


Egypt sees no evidence so far of Al-Qaeda hand in resort attacks: PM (AFP)

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said there was no evidence so far linking the Al-Qaeda terror network to the recent deadly bombings at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

"Egypt has been the subject of a lot of terrorist acts. And they haven't been related to Al-Qaeda in any way in the past. So it would be a new thing if we see Al-Qaeda working in Egypt," Nazif told CNN.

Nazif also rejected a Washington Times editorial that said there was a "dangerous al Qaeda network in the Sinai."

"There is, so far, no evidence whatsoever of Al-Qaeda involvement" in the July 23 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks that left 67 dead and in another bombing in October in Taba, further north on the Sinai coast

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