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CAIRO – 28 December 2018: Marioteya bus blast death toll has risen to four according to Egypt’s Attorney General Nabil Sadeq on Friday.
He explained in statement that three tourists were killed along with the Egyptian tourist guide.
Earlier, Sadeq ordered an urgent investigation regarding the bus terrorist blast. In official statement, he affirmed the importance of accelerating the attack’s investigation and the forensic report, in order to arrest all perpetrators involved.
The targeted tourist bus was reported to have up to fourteen Vietnamese tourists on board. The blast came as a result of primitive explosive device hidden inside the bus according to the interior ministry.
President Abdel Fahah al Sisi was reported to be ‘closely following’ all of the terrorist attack updates along with the ministers and security bodies according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
Commenting on the terrorist attack, Madbouly said that the tourist bus drove away of the police forces that were supposed to secure its path. He affirmed that the government has been communicating with the Vietnamese embassy in Egypt to keep it updated with all the needed information.
Madbouly said that terrorism is a real threat to the entire world; however it’s important to control it by taking all needed security measures. He affirmed that the government is providing the injured all the needed medical care.
“Egypt will firmly face anyone tries to violate the country’s security” Madbouly affirmed.
Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam condemned the attack saying that this kind of criminal acts completely incompatible with all of the religions’ teachings. He affirmed that Egypt’s officials and people will stand strong facing these terrorist attacks.