Middle East
Timeline: Bombings in Egypt
Several attacks over the years have targeted civilians and tourists.
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2009 01:28 GMT

Egypt has seen a number of bomb attacks targeting civilians and tourists over the years, many of them claimed by Egyptian Islamic group Gamaa al-Islamiya.

October 21, 1992: A British tourist is killed near Dairut in southern Egypt. Gamaa al-Islamiya, claims responsibility.

Egypt has suffered a number of attacks against tourist targets in the past [File: AFP]
February 26, 1993: Two tourists - a Turk and a Swede - as well as an Egyptian, are killed in a bomb blast in a central Cairo cafe. Nineteen other people, including six foreigners, are wounded.

June 8, 1993: A bomb thrown into a tourist bus near the pyramids in Cairo kills two Egyptians and wounds 15 others, including two British tourists.

October 26, 1993: Two Americans, a Frenchman and an Italian are killed and two other tourists injured at the Semiramis hotel in Cairo. 

March 4, 1994: Gamaa al-Islamiya claims an attack against a Nile cruise ship in southern Egypt in which a female German tourist is killed.

August 26, 1994: A young Spanish tourist is shot dead during an attack against a minibus on the road between the Nile towns of Luxor and Sohag.

September 27, 1994: Two Germans and two Egyptians are killed in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

October 23, 1994: Gamaa al-Islamiya claims two attacks in southern Egypt  in which one Briton is killed and five others, including three British tourists, are wounded.

April 18, 1996: Eighteen Greek tourists are killed and 14 wounded in an attack in front of the Europa hotel near the Giza pyramids. Gamaa al-Islamiyya claims responsibility, saying the attack was aimed at Jewish tourists.

September 18, 1997: Nine German holidaymakers and their Egyptian driver are killed when their bus is firebombed outside the Egyptian Museum.

November 17, 1997: Sixty-two people, including 58 foreign holidaymakers, are killed in an attack in the southern city of Luxor that was claimed by Gamaa al-Islamiyya.

October 7, 2004: Thirty-four people, including several Israeli tourists, are killed and more than 10 wounded in three bombings in the Sinai resorts of Taba and Nuweibeh.

The latest attack occurred near the Hussein mosque and a well-known bazaar [EPA]
April 7, 2005: Two French tourists and an American are killed in a suicide attack in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

April 30, 2005: One person dies and eight are wounded in a bomb blast near the Egyptian Museum. Police kill one woman and seriously wound another after they open fire on a tourist bus.

July 23, 2005: At least 88 people, including nine foreign tourists, are killed and more than 110 wounded in at least three explosions, two of them suicide car bombs, in the tourist-packed Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

April 24, 2006: A triple suicide attack in the Red Sea resort of Dahab kills 20 people, including six foreigners.

February 22, 2009: A French tourist is killed and more than 20 people, many of them European tourists, are wounded in a bomb attack in the Cairo bazaar Khan el-Khalili.

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