Sinai attacks: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

The wreckage of a tourist bus at the site of an explosion in the Egyptian town of Taba

No group has said it carried out the attack

(SOURCE)   A bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula has killed at least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver, officials have said.

A number of South Koreans were also hurt in the attack, which came as the bus was preparing to cross into Israel.

Security sources said the bus was hit by a car bomb or roadside bomb. No-one has admitted carrying out the attack.

The Sinai peninsula has become increasingly lawless since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011.

Officials in Sinai said the bomb blast had killed at least three South Korean tourists and the bus driver.

At least 13 other South Koreans were wounded, and were being treated in hospitals on either side of the border.

Smoke billows from the site of a bomb explosion that targeted a tourist bus in the Egyptian south Sinai resort town of Tab

The bus was said to be coming from St Catherine’s monastery