SEOUL, South Korea — Egyptian police say a suicide bomber was likely responsible for the attack on a tour bus in Sinai on Sunday that killed two South Koreans and injured many others.
The AFP said Egyptian police viewed CCTV footage of the attack and believe the bomber boarded the bus and detonated explosives near the door.
South Korean survivors of the blast who are recovering in a local hospital gave testimony coinciding with the police’s assessment of the bombing.
The survivors said a man who appeared to be in his 20’s attempted to board the bus and was stopped by one of the South Koreans onboard.
Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group based in the Sinai Peninsula, said it is responsible for the bombing and it will carry out more attacks against foreigners.
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis formed three years ago. Last September, it attempted to assassinate Egypt’s minister of interior Mohamed Ibrahim. It has also attacked police with suicide bombers.
Source: Busan eFM News