TEHRAN (defapress)- The Iranian foreign ministry deplored the terrorist blast which hit a bus carrying tourists near the Egyptian pyramids in Giza on Friday, calling it as heinous and despicable.
News ID: 74640
Publish Date: 29December 2018 - 14:27
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday condemned the terrorist attack which killed at least three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian citizen and wounded several others.
He described targeting innocent male and female tourists as a heinous and despicable act, extending his condolences to the Vietnamese government and nation as well as the family members of victims of the terrorist attack.
Three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials said.
A statement by the public prosecutor's office said 11 other tourists from Vietnam and an Egyptian bus driver were wounded when the homemade device exploded.
The improvised explosive device was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in Al-Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, it said.
The bus was carrying a total of 16 people including 14 Vietnamese tourists, an Egyptian driver and a tour guide, according to the statement.
Armed security personnel quickly deployed to the site and cordoned off the area for inspection.