Egypt Terrorist Attack Hits Vacation Resort

July 23 08:34 2005 Print This Article

Worst attack in history of Egypt

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, July 23 – Egypt has been shocked by the worst terrorist attack in the history of this nation. Several carbombs went off in a very popular vacation resort in Sharm El-Sheikh wreaking immense devastation. At this moment we know at least 75 people have been killed and over 120 wounded by this disastrous strike. At least 7 foreigners were killed in these attacks, including one Czech and one Italian. This awful attack comes after only 2 weeks since the London attacks, and just 2 days since the “failed” second strike in London.

A group claiming to be handling in name of Al-Qaeda has already taken responsibility for this bombing on an Islamic website. The two bombings in London were also claimed in their name.

Sharm El-Sheikh is a very popular tourist and diving destination. Attracting Israelis and Western tourists, especially Germans and Italians. Tourism is Egypt’s largest foreign currency earner and thus an incredibly important industry. The attacks came at the same day as the anniversary of the overthrow of the Egyptian monarchy by an army revolution in 1952.

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