Giza: Egyptian police killed 40 alleged “terrorists” in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide.
The suspects were killed in separate raids in the Giza governorate, home to Egypt´s famed pyramids avenging and the scene of Friday´s deadly bombing, the interior ministry said.
Two raids in the Giza governorate killed 30 “terrorists”, while the remaining 10 were killed in the North Sinai, the ministry said in a statement.
It said authorities acted after receiving information the suspects were preparing a spate of attacks against state and tourist institutions and churches.
“Information was received by the national security that a group of terrorists was planning to carry out a series of aggressive attacks targeting state institutions, particularly economic ones, as well as tourism, armed forces, police and Christian places of worship,” the statement said.
Early on Friday evening, a roadside bomb hit a tour bus in the Al-Haram district near the Giza pyramids, killing the three Vietnamese holidaymakers and their Egyptian guide, officials said.