Egypt warns of threat to tourists

Feb 18, 2014, 11:48 PM EST
Police look at the wreckage of a tourist bus at the site of a bomb explosion in Egypt on February 16, 2014.
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Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has said Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula are becoming a threat to foreign tourists, state TV reports. Officials say they are taking seriously a reported ultimatum by Islamist militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis for tourists to leave the country. The threat was reportedly made on a private Twitter account affiliated with the group, according to Reuters.
Background:
Egypt taking 'ultimatum against tourists' seriously [BBC]
Egyptian militants warn tourists to leave or face attack [Reuters]

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