Explosies in Dahab

En ik ga volgende week naar Egypte om te duiken. Deze aanslagen zijn echt bedoeld om toeristen weg te jagen en zo de egyptische economie te ontwrichten. Nou, ik ga lekker toch!


CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) — Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town’s tourist bazaar, witnesses said.

Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant.

“There is smoke coming from the area, and there are people running everywhere,” said the witness, who did not want to be named.

The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m. local time on Monday, part of a five-day spring holiday in Egypt, the witness said.

An Interior Ministry official confirmed there had been explosions but said he had no further information. “There were explosions, but the picture is still not clear,” he said.

One visitor said cars and buses leaving the resort were being stopped by police.

“There were body parts and debris in the street … There are ambulances and cars taking people to hospital,” said one resident.

Last July, at least 60 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded when two car bombs and a suitcase ripped through hotels and shopping areas in Egypt’s tourist area of Sharm el-Sheikh.

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