Two Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb

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The improvised explosive device was placed near a wall along Mariyutiya Street in the Haram district near the Giza pyramids, the interior ministry's statement said.

The bombing took place in the Giza region near Cairo, where the pyramids are located.

Madbouly explained that, however, the bus carrying the Vietnamese tourists deviated from the pre-determined, secured route without apriori notifying security officials.

The PM said that the number of injured still under treatment stands at 10 with two in critical condition.

Three of the tourists were killed along with the tour guide, an Egyptian citizen, Attorney General Nabil Ahmed Sadeq said in a statement.

"We have to know that it's possible that it would be repeated in the future".

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"It was bad - people screaming", she said.

Madbouly said the Egyptian authorities have been in contact with the embassy of Vietnam.

In 2015, ISIS claimed responsibility for a blast that downed a Russian airliner and killed all 224 people aboard shortly after it took off from the Egyptian holiday resort of Sharm El Sheikh. The official statistics agency says tourists arrivals in Egypt in 2017 reached 8.2 million, up from 5.3 million the year before.

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