The police took large amounts of weapons, explosives and substances for the making of explosives seized. According to the ministry of the Interior were the militants planning to carry out attacks on churches, government agencies, the armed forces and tourist locations. the
The operations took place in the Sinai desert and in Giza, a suburb of Cairo. According to regimekrant al-Ahram, that happened this morning.
the bombing came three Vietnamese and an Egyptian tour guide to life. Eleven others were injured, including the bus driver. Attacks on tourists, and terrorist attacks continue holiday Egypt plagues. The travel sector has seriously suffered. The amount of tourist decreased strongly after the Arab Spring in 2011, all recovered they since light. the
Especially in the Sinai peninsula, there are regular incidents. But also in the capital Cairo or in other parts of the country, attacks for.
Thomas Cook has a for today's planned excursion to the Egyptian capital of Cairo for tourists staying at other places in the country, tentative, cancelled. Reports that a spokeswoman for the tour operator. Both Thomas Cook as TUI says no Belgian customers to have that in Cairo itself stays. the
The Belgian customers of TUI and Thomas Cook, the largest reisorganisators in our country, sitting in the seaside resorts on the Red Sea. “We do not fly to Cairo, but there are excursions to there. This week there was anyway not much demand for it. Typically our customers choose not to. They come for the sun and the sea, not for long and tiring excursions,” says TUI spokesman Piet Demeyere.
Thomas Cook had a trip to Cairo planned today, but that is tentatively “on hold”. “We wait until we have further details,” says a spokeswoman for the company.