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Man Holding Bomb Wounded by Blast in Egypt

An explosive detonated as it was being carried by a man several miles from a tourist bazaar next the Pyramids of Giza on Sunday, police said. The man was severely injured. The incident came amid heightened fears of attacks on tourists in Egypt after Saturday’s string of bombings in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, 250 miles east of the capital, that killed 88 people. Security was increased in many parts of Cairo, including around the Pyramids, after the deadliest terrorist attacks in the nation’s history. Investigators were trying to determine whether the man, identified as Sami Gamal Ahmad, 33, was taking the explosive to the nearby tourist area of Kerdassa, a bazaar of souvenir shops near the Pyramids, a senior security official involved in the investigation said. Full Story

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