French Tourist Killed in Egypt Attack

A bomb killed a 17-year old French girl and wounded at least 20 other people in a crowded square near a popular tourist site in Cairo on Sunday.

This was the first fatal attack on tourists in Egypt since bombs killed 23 people at an Egyptian resort in the Sinai peninsula in 2006. Security officials said the bomb exploded under a bench in a garden, and that a second bomb was defused by security forces. Two suspects were taken into custody.

Tourism, one of Egypt's top currency earners, reached record levels last year after the lull in attacks. The recent bombing is a threat to the image of stability and security the government has tried to project.

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