Bombing near Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza, Egypt Injures 16 Tourists

Updated On 19 May, 2019 Published On

Authorities have allegedly reported that at least 16 people were injured by a roadside bombing near the pyramids in Giza, Egypt.

Egyptian officials informed Associated Press that a bus carrying tourists to the Giza pyramids was bombed which injured at least 16 people.


CAPTION: Grand Egyptian Museum



A majority of the injured tourists are from South Africa, as reported by Reuters.

The bomb went off near the Grand Egyptian Museum's fence while the bus was passing by.

The Grand Museum is presently under construction and will be the biggest archeological museum when the structure re-commences in 2020.

Pictures in social media depict shattered windows of the bus near the walls of the museum.

This is the second bombing since the last one in December during the time of Christmas.

Egypt has continuously fought Islamic terrorists intervening near the nation's borders.

Several such threatening attacks on Coptic Christians have forced the government of Egypt to take countermeasures against terrorist organizations within the country.