Many countries have condemned a bombing attack on a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists in the Egyptian province of Giza that killed four persons, including three Vietnamese on December 28 (Egypt time).
In a statement, spokesperson from the US Department of State Robert Palladino affirmed that Washington will stand with Cairo in the fight against terrorism and help government of the North African country bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Egypt, including those against foreign tourists, and expressed support to Egypt’s steps to fight extremism.
The ministry warned Russian citizens in Egypt to remain cautious and avoid travelling to areas where the terrorist threat is high.
Head of the European Union delegation in Egypt Ivan Surkos called on the international community to stand united against terrorism.
Meanwhile, UK Ambassador to Egypt Geoffrey Adams expressed his condolences to families of victims and all those affected in the incident on his Twitter page, affirming that the UK will partner with Egypt in the fight against terrorism.
Regional countries, including Arab Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, also condemned the attack and pledged to join hands with Egypt against violence plots and terror attacks, while expressing their hope that the injured will soon recover.
A bus carrying Vietnamese tourists was hit by a roadside bomb near the world-famous Giza pyramids at 6:15pm on December 28 (Egypt time) or 23:15pm (Vietnam time), killing three Vietnamese and an Egyptian.
There were 18 people on the bus at that time, including 15 Vietnamese tourists and three Egyptians, said the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt.
Of the 12 Vietnamese injuries, 10 are seriously injured and being treated in hospital.
The improvised explosive device was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya street in Al-Haram district, near Giza pyramid.
Egyptian Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek then requested an immediate investigation into the attack.
On December 29, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced that the police killed 40 terrorists in raids in Giza and North Sinai provinces in the morning the same day, a day after the attack.