Thursday, June 11, 2015

News, Luxor: Ministry of Tourism increases security measures after Luxor bomb

We continue measures to ensure that no harm comes to anyone visiting Egypt, says tourism minister.

The Ministry of Tourism has increased its security measures at tourist sites following the suicide bomb attack that targeted Luxor Wednesday morning, Minister of Tourism Khaled Rami said on Wednesday.

“We continue to take every possible measure to ensure that no harm comes to anyone visiting Egypt,” said Rami in a ministerial statement.

A suicide car bomb attack took place Wednesday morning the area of the Al-Karnak temple in Luxor, killing two militants, and injuring another, as well as a police officer and tens of tourists.

The bombing that targeted Luxor’s Al-Karnak Temple complex on Wednesday morning will negatively impact cultural tourism in Luxor and Aswan, according to a Ministry of Tourism official. The official added that, over the past four years, Luxor and Aswan have witnessed the lowest tourist occupancy rates in Egypt.

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