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A suicide bomb was detonated in the car park near the Temple of Karnak

A suicide bomb was detonated in the car park near the Temple of Karnak

Police in Egypt say they have foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, one of the country’s most popular tourist sites.

Three men reportedly approached a barrier at the entrance to the temple complex yesterday morning.

When confronted by police, one of them began running and an explosive belt he was wearing blew up. Officers shot dead another man and arrested the third.

Four people were injured, including several civilians but no tourists.

The number of foreign tourists visiting Egypt has been increasing over the past 18 months, after slumps following the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the overthrow by the military of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

BBC

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