Cairo: At least two passengers were killed and ten others injured in a bomb blast near Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. All of them were travelling on a tourist bus, stated news agency AP. In a span of two years, this is the first targeted attack on foreign tourists, as per sources.Also Read - Cairo Archaeologists Discover Interior of Ancient Tomb at Egypt's Saqqara Necropolis
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The roadside bomb hit the bus that was travelling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids on Friday, stated officials. There were 14 tourists from Vietnam on the bus when the homemade device exploded at 6.15 PM and that the bus driver and the tour guide, both Egyptian, were also wounded in the explosion, said a statement. Also Read - Three Bombs Hurled at BJP MP Arjun Singh's Home in Kolkata, Guv Dhankhar Says 'Worrisome'
The improvised explosive device was placed near a wall along Mariyutiya Street in the Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, added the statement.
Security services were immediately dispatched to the area and have opened an investigation into the explosion, the ministry added without giving further details.
(With Agency inputs)