Egypt terrorism








Egypt Terrorism


Egypt Terrorism


Although is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, situated in the North-East of the black continent, Egypt continues to be one of the most dangerous tourist destinations. In the latest years, in Egypt happened some terrorist attacks, especially in Cairo and in the resorts of Sinai Peninsula.


The Egypt terrorism is the most of the times a protest form to the moderate position had by govern in the relations with Israel, the alliance with the United States and the repressions of the political and religious organizations, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood.


One of the terrorists target was Luxor and the temples from its vicinity, like Karnak, the Valley of the Kings or the Valley of the Queens, on November 17, 1997, in Luxor  vicinity a massacre happened. It was produced in Deir el-Bahri, an archeological site,




notable for the spectacular memorial temple of Hatshepsut, the 5th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. 62 tourists were killed by the terrorists belonging to the Islamic Group and Jihad Talaat al-Fath, which were disguised in security forces.


Egypt has Israel as its neighbor and it owns a part of the Sinai Peninsula. Going to Egypt the Sinai Mountain can be visited, the place where God spoke to Moses.


But, here, in 2004, 3 bomb attacks took place at the peninsula` s hotels. In the October 7 attacks 34 people were killed and other 171 had injuries.


The biggest attack happened at the Hilton hotel in Taba, where 31 people died and 159 were hurt, 10 levels of the hotel being destroyed as a result of the explosion.


Other two bombs exploded in the camps used by Israel from Ras al-Shitan, close to Nuweiba. A car parked in front of the Moon Island complex` s restaurant exploded, taking the lives of 3 Israelis and of one Bedouin. 12 people were injured.


Other explosion took place later, in the Baddiyah camp, where fortunately were not victims, after the attacker was scared by the guardians. The 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks were a series of bomb attacks happened on 23 July and having as target the tourist city from the South of Sinai Peninsula. 88 persons were killed and other 150 were injured after the explosions, making the attack the most deadly terrorist action from the country`s history.




The explosions were coincidental with the Revolution Day in Egypt. The attack was claimed by the Abdullah Azzam brigade who sustained to have connections with the Al-Qaeda. The last important attack happened in 2006, on April 24, in the tourist city Dahab. Several bombs with clock exploded, one of them inside or close to the restaurant Nelson. At least 23 people were killed, the most of them Egyptians, but among the victims were also a German, a Lebanese, a Russian, an Swiss and a Hungarian. About 80 people were injured, including tourists from Australia, France, Germany, Israel, South Korea, Lebanon, Great Britain, Denmark and USA.



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