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Terror strikes again - this time in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt, Jul 22, 2005 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- At least two large explosions rocked the Egyptian tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheik in the Sinai Peninsula late Friday and a hotel was heavily damaged, witnesses said. The blasts shook windows far from the site and smoke was visible rising from the area, witnesses said. There was no immediate word on casualties.



One blast hit the Ghazala Gardens hotel, a four-star resort on the main tourist strip in the Naama Bay area od Sharm el-Sheik, witnesses said. A second blast was heard in the Old Market, another Sharm neighborhood.

"The hotel was completely burned down, destroyed," said Amal Mustafa, 28, an Egyptian who was visiting Sharm with her family and who drove by the Ghazala Gardens. Khaled Sakran, a Sharm resident, said he saw the first blast from the Old Market. "I saw the saw the fire in the sky," he said. "Right after, I saw a light in the sky and heard another explosion, coming from Naama Bay." He ssaid he believed there was also a third blast.



Lots of israelis and tourists are in this area, hope that everbody are OK

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what the hell is going on in the world???????
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what the hell is going on in the world???????
I guess that bin laden is bored lately

At least 36 killed in the attack till now

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Blasts Rock Egyptian Resort, Killing at Least 36
Witness Says One Hotel Was 'Completely Burned Down, Destroyed'
By LEE KEATH, AP

CAIRO, Egypt (July 22) - As many as seven explosions, including at least four car bombs, struck the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik early Saturday, hitting several hotels packed with foreign and Egyptian tourists and killing at least 36 people, witnesses and police said.

Saturday's explosions at 1:15 a.m. shook windows more than five miles away. Smoke and fire rose from Naama Bay, a main strip of beach hotels in the desert city popular with Israeli and European tourists, witnesses said.

At least four car bombs were used in the attacks, said a security official in the operations control room in Cairo monitoring the crisis. One went off in the driveway of the Ghazala Garden hotel, a 176-room four-star resort on the main strip of hotels in Naama Bay, the official said.

''The hotel was completely burned down, destroyed,'' said Amal Mustafa, 28, an Egyptian who was visiting with her family and drove by the Ghazala Gardens.

Another exploded in the Old Market, a few miles away, killing 17 people - believed to be Egyptians - sitting at a nearby outdoor coffee shop. Three minibuses were set ablaze, though it was not clear if they were carrying passengers, the official said.

Khaled Sakran, a resident, said he saw the first blast from the Old Market. ''I saw the fire in the sky,'' he said. ''Right after, I saw a light in the sky and heard another explosion, coming from Naama Bay.'' He said he believed there was also a third explosion.

A police official in Sharm el-Sheik said at least 36 people were killed and 150 wounded in what may have been as many as seven blasts, three in Naamah Bay and four in the Old Market.

AP-NY-07-22-05 20:49 EDT

When are things going to change?

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Meanwhile, this isn't being covered on the US news networks. CNN has Tammy Faye Baker :rolleyes, MSNBC has some story about cereal foods..., and Fox News has people bickering over what qualifies as offensive art. All apparently more important than covering this story. But something in happens in London, and it's automatically breaking news.

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Not too many Israelis in Sharem, it is mainly a place for wealthy Egyptians and divers. Interesting that this was chosen, as it is the first time (I think) that an Arab target was bombed.
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Not too many Israelis in Sharem, it is mainly a place for wealthy Egyptians and divers. Interesting that this was chosen, as it is the first time (I think) that an Arab target was bombed.
So far no israelis got hurted. but i heard that some brits and other tourists did.

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There will be some Brits or Germans there (especially this time of year) but mainly Egyptians IMO, which makes this even more irregular, but then a couple of weeks ago the Egyptian embassador in Iraq was kidnapped and killed, so maybe these things are connected
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There will be some Brits or Germans there (especially this time of year) but mainly Egyptians IMO, which makes this even more irregular, but then a couple of weeks ago the Egyptian embassador in Iraq was kidnapped and killed, so maybe these things are connected
I heard that the main target was egyptians. The group who responsible for this are related to al-qaeda and they want to damage the tourism in arab nations that are in-touch with western nations

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complete lack of interest from the Western Media... most of my friends havent even heard about it
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complete lack of interest from the Western Media... most of my friends havent even heard about it
This is totally a joke. the western media thinks that one man that killed in london by the police is more important than 83(!!!).

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I heard that the main target was egyptians. The group who responsible for this are related to al-qaeda and they want to damage the tourism in arab nations that are in-touch with western nations
If that is their goal, they are on the right way. Brits loved Sharem but I can't see them going back at least for a year or two, even if London does not seem much safer now
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OMFG, I cannot believe this shit again MY heart to the egypcians, and I really hope all my egyp friends of MTF are ok



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This is totally a joke. the western media thinks that one man that killed in london by the police is more important than 83(!!!).
CNN tops this last night... an interview with Tammy Faye Baker about how she has cancer for the third time...they didn't show it once, but twice! It was the same thing with Madrid too. Apparently American media doesn't consider these attacks as important unless it's occurring in London.

Anyway, latest I've heard now is the death toll is up to 88, at least 199 wounded.

"One car was packed with 660 pounds of explosives and slammed into the reception of the Ghazala Garden Hotel, officials said. The second bomb weighed about 440 pounds and exploded in a nearby area called the Old Market."

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complete lack of interest from the Western Media... most of my friends havent even heard about it
We're getting loads of TV coverage here - presumably because Sharm el-Sheikh has loads of British tourists at this time of year - it's the first week of the school holidays here and many people have gone abroad to "escape" our own problems. Already 2 Brits have been reported killed, 2 more seriously injured (jnlcuidng a girl of only 16), and many more British people less seriously injured. They are also saying German, Dutch, French and Russian tourists are among the dead as well as Egyptrians and Saudis. We live in a very tragic world.

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