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Tourists injured after bus explosion near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

At least 12 tourists have been injured in a bus explosion near the Giza pyramids in Egypt.

A security source told Reuters that the bus was carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids area when it was targeted. Four Egyptians in a nearby car also suffered injuries from broken glass.

Security and judicial sources said a basic device containing nails and other pieces of metal was detonated remotely near the Grand Egyptian Museum (which is due to open next year), close to where another roadside blast hit a tourist bus back in December.

South Africa’s foreign ministry said three of its citizens would remain in hospital in Egypt for treatment, while the rest would return home, Reuters reported.

The museum, which is due to open next year, suffered no damage from the blast, according to a statement by the Antiquities Ministry.

No party has immediately come forward to claim responsibility for the blast.

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