Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple

2015-06-10 16:09
Egyptian officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the ancient temple of Karnak in Luxor. (Hassan Ammar, AP)

Egyptian officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the ancient temple of Karnak in Luxor. (Hassan Ammar, AP)

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Luxor - Egyptian officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the ancient temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city frequented by millions of foreign and Egyptian tourists every year.

They say there is no immediate word on casualties from Wednesday's late morning attack.

They say police have foiled two other suicide attacks also targeting the Nile-side temple, one of the country's main tourist attractions, rivalling the pyramids at Giza.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

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