Muslim Terrorist Opens Fire on Tourists at Egypt’s Giza
The gunman fired on three tourists boarding a bus outside the hotel.
The Egypt Independent reported:
Security forces arrested a suspect on Thursday following an attack on a group of tourists at the Three Pyramids Hotel on Haram Street, a security source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
According to Reuters, the group of Israeli-Arab tourists were boarding a bus outside of the hotel, which is located along the road to the Giza Pyramids, at the time of the attack. Director of the General Giza Investigation Department Major General Khaled al-Balshy said two assailants on a motorcycle fired birdshot on the group of tourists.
No injuries or casualties were reported.
The Interior Ministry said the shooter is part of a group of 15 people who also shot fireworks at the hotel’s security post, reported the Associated Press.
The suspect is being interrogated by National Security Agency officers to see if he has any links to terrorist organizations, the source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Security forces set up checkpoints on Haram Street and around the area following incident.
The attack comes on the day of Coptic Orthodox Christmas while security remains high around many Coptic religious sites and Churches due to the Christian holiday.
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