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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Militants Kill Tourist

ASSIUT, Egypt () -- Moslem militants waging a violent campaign against Egypt's government shot dead a Spanish boy and seriously wounded his father Friday in the first major attack against tourists for months, police sources said.


The attack, in which four gunmen opened fire on a bus taking people to see an ancient pharaonic temple in southern Egypt, was the first after a four-month lull and comes less than two weeks before the opening of a major UN conference in Cairo on Sept. 5.


The police sources said they believed the militant Gama'a al-Islamiya was responsible for the attack.