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April 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
Police searched near the Pyramids of Giza and set up roadblocks Friday, seeking gunmen who killed 18 Greek tourists in what could have been a case of mistaken identity. Police said they were investigating whether the gunmen might have been Islamic rebels who mistook the Greeks for Israelis. No one has taken responsibility for the attack, in which three men firing machine guns also wounded 17 Thursday at the Europa Hotel.
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April 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
Police searched near the Pyramids of Giza and set up roadblocks Friday, seeking gunmen who killed 18 Greek tourists in what could have been a case of mistaken identity. Police said they were investigating whether the gunmen might have been Islamic rebels who mistook the Greeks for Israelis. No one has taken responsibility for the attack, in which three men firing machine guns also wounded 17 Thursday at the Europa Hotel.
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May 26, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Escalating the violence that has plunged Egyptian tourism into crisis, a border guard opened fire Tuesday on a busload of foreign tourists in southern Egypt, injuring four vacationers bound for the famous temple of Abu Simbel. Three Australians and a Briton received minor injuries in the pre-dawn attack, which authorities said took place when the small bus carrying 16 tourists failed to stop at a checkpoint.
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April 19, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the worst attack on foreigners in four years of Islamic revolt in Egypt, suspected Muslim extremists screaming "God is great!" opened fire Thursday on a crowd of elderly Greek religious pilgrims at a hotel outside Cairo. Eighteen of the pilgrims were killed by the automatic-weapons fire, and 16 others and an Egyptian taxi driver were wounded in the early morning attack at the Europa Hotel, less than a mile from the Great Pyramids, the government said. The killers escaped.
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October 22, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A worsening wave of fundamentalist violence struck Egypt's popular tourist industry again Wednesday when Islamic extremists opened fire on a tour bus in southern Egypt, killing one British tourist and wounding two others. The attack on a tourist minibus outside Dairut on Wednesday, the latest in a series of militant attacks on foreign tourists, followed a warning by Islamic militants for tourists to avoid the popular region of Pharaonic temples and ancient tombs.
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April 19, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the worst attack on foreigners in four years of Islamic revolt in Egypt, suspected Muslim extremists screaming "God is great!" opened fire Thursday on a crowd of elderly Greek religious pilgrims at a hotel outside Cairo. Eighteen of the pilgrims were killed by the automatic-weapons fire, and 16 others and an Egyptian taxi driver were wounded in the early morning attack at the Europa Hotel, less than a mile from the Great Pyramids, the government said. The killers escaped.
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October 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gunmen opened fire on a cruise boat carrying foreign tourists as it sailed along the Nile in southern Egypt, two days after a British tourist was killed in an ambush. No casualties were reported in the latest incident, which took place as the boat sailed by Nagaa Hammadi, 280 miles south of Cairo, police said. They suspect Muslim extremists, who want to impose Islamic rule in Egypt, for the attack.
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July 4, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside a street-corner mosque in the heart of one of Egypt's worst slums, six young men in tank tops lift barbells in the sweltering afternoon heat. One of them flexes a wrist weight in front of a mirror propped on the wall of the mosque, next to a faded political sign that says: "Islam Is the Solution."
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May 26, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Escalating the violence that has plunged Egyptian tourism into crisis, a border guard opened fire Tuesday on a busload of foreign tourists in southern Egypt, injuring four vacationers bound for the famous temple of Abu Simbel. Three Australians and a Briton received minor injuries in the pre-dawn attack, which authorities said took place when the small bus carrying 16 tourists failed to stop at a checkpoint.
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October 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gunmen opened fire on a cruise boat carrying foreign tourists as it sailed along the Nile in southern Egypt, two days after a British tourist was killed in an ambush. No casualties were reported in the latest incident, which took place as the boat sailed by Nagaa Hammadi, 280 miles south of Cairo, police said. They suspect Muslim extremists, who want to impose Islamic rule in Egypt, for the attack.
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October 22, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A worsening wave of fundamentalist violence struck Egypt's popular tourist industry again Wednesday when Islamic extremists opened fire on a tour bus in southern Egypt, killing one British tourist and wounding two others. The attack on a tourist minibus outside Dairut on Wednesday, the latest in a series of militant attacks on foreign tourists, followed a warning by Islamic militants for tourists to avoid the popular region of Pharaonic temples and ancient tombs.
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