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Islamic group condemns Egypt bombs

The Islamic group responsible for most of the violence in Egypt in the 1990s has condemned the bomb attacks in the Sinai which targeted Israeli tourists. Al-Gamaa al-Islamiya said the attacks had no religious legitimacy. Egyptian police are questioning at least 12 Bedouin tribesmen on suspicion that they smuggled the explosives. Israeli rescue workers are winding down their search for more survivors. At least 33 people died – Israelis, Egyptians, Russians, and Italians. Egypt says 34 people were killed, including nine Egyptians. Israeli officials say DNA tests have so far confirmed that at least 11 Israelis and six Egyptians died. The latest to be identified through DNA tests were two Italian sisters, Jessica and Sabrina Rinaudo. The Hilton hotel in Taba, on Egypt’s border with Israel, was hit by the biggest explosion, and two smaller blasts killed two people in Nuweiba. Full Story

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