Monday, April 24, 2006

Egypt Blasts

Who in their right mind still thinks that this is purely a war on Islam from the West?

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar,
witnesses said. At least 12 people were killed and more than 90 were wounded, Al Jazeera television reported.

"The victims and the wounded are being taken to hospitals," Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo told the Doha based television. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant.

A local emergency services official said he knew of five dead and 60 wounded. "We have five killed and 60 wounded so far ... The number is likely to rise," said the official, who did not want to be named.

"There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere," said the witness, who did not want to be named. The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m. local time (1315 EDT) on Monday, part of a five-day spring holiday in Egypt, the witness said.
Read the full story here.

UPDATE: Vital Perspective is live blogging the crisis here.

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