A bomb has exploded outside the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt. According to the news, the only victims are the same attackers, who were killed by the police. The bomb was placed at the parking entrance of the archaeological area, no more than 500 meters away from the ancient temple.
The Ministry of Health in Cairo has reported four injured people, among them there would be a police officer. Other visitors were pur by the police in an isolated and safe place. The country is target of numerous attacks since Mr Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was ousted in 2013, and the current Head of State has launched a harsh campaign of repression against supporters of his predecessor.
The great temple complex, located along the east bank of the River Nile, was already attacked in 1997. The attack occurred in the morning and was carried out by the militants of the Islamic Group and of the Jihad Taliat al-Fath. The attackers, disguised as members of the security forces, killed 62 people, mostly foreign tourists. Among them there were many women mutilated with machetes, a British child seriously injured, as well as 5 couples of Japanese honeymooners. The group – made up of six terrorists – managed to run away, but a few days after the massacre the police found the lifeless bodies in a cave, where they seem to have committed suicide.
Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo