Blasts Kill 23 in Egyptian Resort City
Blasts in Egyptian Resort Kill 33
CAIRO, 25 April 2006 — Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab yesterday, killing at least 33 people and wounding at least 150, a security official said. Witnesses said smoke could be seen rising from the town’s tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. An official with the local ambulance service said many of the dead appeared to be foreigners.
“Three nearly simultaneous bombings hit an Egyptian beach resort popular with foreigners Monday at the height of the tourist season, killing at least 23 people a day after Osama bin Laden issued a taped warning against Westerners.”
“Eyewitnesses, including a number of Israelis, described hearing huge blast sounds in the serene town, and then witnessing difficult sights which Israelis have become so accustomed to: Body parts scattered in the street, injured people crying for help and ambulances rushing to the scene of the attack and then to hospitals.”