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Bomb goes off in Hotel

Post by Major Thom » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:06 am

Egyptian State Media are reporting a bomb has exploded in a hotel in Al Arish, reported that at least one person has been killed.



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Re: Bomb goes off in Hotel

Post by Jayway » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:38 am

Hows Australia looking now ?

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Re: Bomb goes off in Hotel

Post by HEPZIBAH » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:30 am

Whilst a bomb going off anywhere is bad news, a heading of 'Bomb goes off in Hotel' will immediately make people think about tourism and tourist hotels. Perhaps a bit more information may have been helpful.

From Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Nov 2015
UPDDATE 2: Car explodes in North Sinai near judge's hotel killing at least 4

A car bomb exploded in North Sinai's Al-Arish close to a hotel where judges supervising parliamentary elections are residing, killing four people and injuring 14 others, the military and Egyptian state TV said.

Four people were killed in the blast and 14 injured. "One judge was among those killed and two civilians are among the injured. They were treated in Al-Arish public hospital, while 12 were transferred to a nearby military hospital," according to Khaled Megahed, the health ministry spokesperson.

The military later said in a statement that the attack killed a total of two police conscripts and a judge and injured 12 others, including security forces and civilians.

A suicide bomber was driving a car bomb into the hotel when security forces opened fire on him, causing the car to explode and the bomber to die, the army said in a statement.

According to the statement, another attacker wearing an explosive belt snuck into the hotel's kitchen and blew himself up, while another gunman went up to one of the hotel rooms and opened fire, killing a judge.

"This brutal incident is a failed, desperate attempt to hinder the state," a statement by an army spokesman read. "We emphasize that [this incident] will strengthen the persistence and determination of police and the armed forces to root out terrorism in North Sinai."

Ambulances rushed to the scene and gunshots could be heard following the explosion. State TV said all those injured are civilians. A main coastal highway in the city has been shut down following the attack.

Egypt has been fighting an Islamist militant insurgency in North Sinai for years, which spiked in 2013 following president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in North Sinai, parts of which are experiencing a mounting Islamist militancy over the past two years.

Parliamentary elections for the second stage took place Sunday and Monday. Judges are now in the process of counting the votes. Run-offs are due on December 1 and 2.

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Re: Bomb goes off in Hotel

Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:05 pm

No tourists, including Egyptian ones, are going to Arish these days.

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Re: Bomb goes off in Hotel

Post by Major Thom » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:16 pm

Very Nice Jayway......I would put photo's on but really do not want to share what I experienced it may upset some.

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Re: Bomb goes off in Hotel

Post by newcastle » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:31 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:Whilst a bomb going off anywhere is bad news, a heading of 'Bomb goes off in Hotel' will immediately make people think about tourism and tourist hotels. Perhaps a bit more information may have been helpful.
It certainly would have been a useful addition to the 30 secs the BBC gave the story which made it sound a bit like Bamako rather than a relatively common (sadly) incident in a war zone in the back of beyond and nothing to do with tourists.

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