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Egypt: Suicide Bomber Likely Behind Bus Blast

An Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt, Feb. 17, 2014.An Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt, Feb. 17, 2014.
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An Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt, Feb. 17, 2014.
An Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt, Feb. 17, 2014.
VOA News
Egyptian police say a suicide bomber was likely behind a deadly blast on a tourist bus that killed three South Koreans and their Egyptian driver.

Taba, Sinai, EgyptTaba, Sinai, Egypt
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Taba, Sinai, Egypt
Taba, Sinai, Egypt
Officials say the bomber boarded the bus and detonated explosives as it waited near the Taba crossing on Egypt's border with Israel.  The officials say some of the tourists had disembarked when the bomber got on board.

The bus was carrying 33 South Koreans tourists at the time of the attack.

The tourists were members of a church group and were travelling from St. Catherine's Monastery, in central Sinai, to Israel, when the blast occurred.

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