News

Suicide Bomb Attack Targeting Luxor’s Karnak Temple Foiled

Suicide Bomb Attack Targeting Luxor’s Karnak Temple Foiled

Karnak-Temple

A suicide bomb attack which was targeting a tourist bus near Luxor’s Karnak Temple in Upper Egypt has been foiled on Wednesday, confirmed Egypt’s Ministry of Interior.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the foiled attack involved three terrorists who were injured amid an exchange of fire. While two were captured, the third managed to escape to the entrance of the temple where he blew himself up.

Despite taking the terrorists instantly to the hospital under heavy guard, one of them died due to his severe injury.

The Ministry’s statement confirms that all tourists are unscathed, whereas three local vendors and a police officer have been injured.

The city of Luxor, a major tourist attraction in Egypt for the splendor of its ancient Egyptian monuments and temples as well as its location along the Nile, has last seen a terrorist attack in November 1997 when Islamist militants opened fire at the Deir el-Bahry archaeological site famous for the 3,400-year-old Hatshepsut Temple which lies on the Nile’s west bank. The attack which was later known as Luxor Massacre saw the death of at least 58.

Exposing Egypt's Horrendous Healthcare Conditions
Egypt Sentences 11 to Death for Port Said Stadium Massacre

Subscribe to our newsletter


  • Pingback: 21 Events That Defined Egypt’s 2015 | Egyptian Streets()

  • Pingback: Babysitter Gehalt 2012 | city - local babysitters()

  • Pingback: Babysitter Gehalt | jobs - babysitter jobs()

  • Pingback: Babysitter Gehalt Pro Stunde | catalog - find a nanny()

  • Pingback: Babysitter Gehalt Pro Stunde | read - babysitter reviews()

  • Dee Moore

    The revolution. Morsi’s dictation or anything else has stopped me and hubby going for 2 to 3 months a year and this won’t faze us either. Luxor is0a wonderful place with the nicest people on earth.We are both in our 70’s and have been going for over 15 years. No flights ok we fly to Hurghada and taxi four hours through the desert. No big deal we are still alive.

  • human

    What exactly will they gain by destructing these timeless, immortal and eternal architectural monuments. How far they want to go? Are they going to destruct everything which is not there in the holy book?

    • Minymina

      These people are savages. To them, this is just a bunch of rocks and the people they kill are nothing but cattle.

    • amina niazi

      Btw Egypt is blessed in the Bible and the Qur’an and when Islam entered any country no statues or temples were ever destroyed… As you can see Islam has been in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Palestine, Jordan, Spain, China, and many other countries for over 1000 years and ancient edifices and buildings abound. This has nothing to do with religion of any kind, these areiilliterate, ignorant. creatures who must be wiped out before they destroy the world, and they are multi ethnic brainwashed golums who kiss the hands of their leaders and pray to them as though they were God. Khawarej (=excommunicated in Christianity)and when these crazed leaders give orders their followers implement without thinking…..

      • Minymina

        True, most people don’t even know about the Ashtiname of Muhammad. The f**king Salafis and the Islamists ruined everything.

  • Susan Carter

    Luxor is a wonderful place to visit. Don’t let these people who ever they are stop you from going to share this amazing experience in a land filled with genuinely warm people.

  • sailor27

    The Muslim Brotherhood at ‘work’ again. Time to hold Morsi responsible for this deliberate destruction of Egyptians, their culture and history.

    • Alnitek Altair

      I dont like morsi and I think he was terrible president but I wouldnt go so far to say that he is responsible for this. This is just like saying Sissi is responsible for the beheadings of the 21 copts in Libya and yes there are people who are saying this!

      • Minymina

        Except that Morsi is the head of the MB and this is his gang at work.

        • Ismail Gomaa

          He’s not the head of the MB

    • Ramez Magdy

      The millliary Intelligence is behind this attack. Like to mubarak’s times. The closer we go to the Rabaa massacre on 14. August, you’ll see more and more attacks.

      • Minymina

        Why don’t you go back to Turkey and suck Erdogan’s cock.

        • Egyptian Canadian

          This troll does this on every for every story, I just ignore him now. He wouldn’t dare to speak this stupid fagget garbage in Egypt anyways…

News

More in News

Tiran Island

Egypt High Court Declares Void Transfer of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2017
Top-best-hd-wallpapers-dubai-skyline-hd-wallpapers-imagen-by-balamuda

Egyptians Invest EGP 13 Billion in Dubai Real Estate in 2016

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 15, 2017
A pharmacist searches for medicine at a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Medicine Prices in Egypt Increased by up to 20%

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 13, 2017
Navy officers appear to be handing out water bottles to a group of refugees who were prevented from illegally migrating in September 2015. Credit: Military Spokesman

Egypt Prevents 12,192 from Illegally Migrating in 2016

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
Photograph released by the Ministry of Antiquities

3,500-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Tombs Unearthed in Aswan

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
egypt-taba-beach-movenpick-resort

Egypt Introduces New Security Measures for Everyone Travelling to South Sinai

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
burqa759

Morocco ‘Bans Sale of the Burqa’

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 11, 2017
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed El Baradei listens to a speech at the International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in Luxembourg May 24, 2007.    REUTERS/Thierry Roge   (LUXEMBOURG)

Mohamed ElBaradei Criticises ‘Fascism’ in Egypt after MP Demands Revocation of Citizenship

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 10, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.