Monday, April 24, 2006

Bombing In Egypt Claims 17 Lives

The Associated Press:

17 Dead at Just 1 Egypt Hotel After Blasts

CAIRO, Egypt - Three explosions rocked the Egyptian resort city of Dahab at the height of the tourist season Monday night, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 150 at just one hotel, according to the doctor who runs the Sinai peninsula rescue squad.

Groups claiming links to al-Qaida took responsibility for those attacks. Egyptian authorities say new Islamic militant groups have arisen in the peninsula, but they are still trying to determine if they have any real connection to al-Qaida or other international terrorists.

This is high tourist season in the region, and hotels all along the Egyptian coasts could be expected to be at near capacity. Dahab is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsula.

Do you think the Egyptians are sitting around and moaning "why do those people hate us"? Fat chance. I'd guess that Mubarak is telling his security people to remind the terrorists that his toture is not Abu Ghraib "torture", and they shouldn't forget that.


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