Four killed in bombing of tourist bus at Israel-Egypt border crossing

The Egyptian border terminal at its Taba crossing with Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( At least four people were killed and 14 were injured in an explosion on a tour bus at the Taba border crossing between Israel and Egypt on Sunday.

Four Korean tourists and their Egyptian driver were killed on a bus that arrived in Taba after touring the St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox monastery in the central Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said. According to Arabic-language media reports, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis—an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group that recently fired rockets at Eilat—claimed responsibility for the bus attack.

Posted on February 16, 2014 .