After a bus bombing in Egypt on Sunday in the Sinai Peninsula, an official with the government of Egypt has referred to it as an act of terror. The bus bombing happened at a border crossing in the Sinai Peninsula as the bus was waiting to go to Israel. The bus was filled with a group of South Korean tourists. The bus driver and 3 passengers were killed and 14 were wounded.
At least four people died and 14 were wounded Sunday by an explosion on a tourist bus in the Egyptian resort town of Taba, authorities said.
Brig. Gen. Alaa Mahmoud said 33 tourists from South Korea were on the bus and had visited the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine’s, in the Sinai Peninsula. The bus was headed to Israel and was waiting in line near a border crossing, he said.
According to state-run media, Health Ministry officials said three tourists and the bus driver, who was from Egypt, were killed.
Israeli police dispatched ambulances and patrol cars to the border with Egypt to help if needed, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN.
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Hesham Zaazou said the Egyptian government had taken the “utmost measures” to protect tourists in the country.