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Bomb on Egypt tourist bus near Israel border 'kills three'
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AFP - A bomb tore through a bus carrying sightseers near an Egyptian resort town bordering Israel on Sunday, killing at least three tourists and wounding 14, police said.

The bus was carrying 33 tourists near the south Sinai resort town of Taba when it was hit by the blast, police officials said.

A spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority, which is responsible for border security, told AFP that the Taba crossing had been closed in the wake of the blast.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The current unrest in Sinai Peninsula has severely hit tourism, a vital earner in Egypt, which has been targeted sporadically by militants over the past two decades.

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