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South Korea 'shocked and enraged' at Egypt bus bombing

Published on Feb 17, 2014 10:54 AM
A picture taken on Feb 16, 2014, shows the wreckage of a tourist bus at the site of a bomb explosion in the Egyptian south Sinai resort town of Taba. -- PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea voiced shock and outrage on Monday at the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt that killed three of its nationals.

The bomb tore through the bus carrying 31 South Korean tourists and two South Korean guides near an Egyptian border crossing with Israel in South Sinai on Sunday.

"We are shocked and enraged at the terrorist bombing on the bus... and strongly condemn the act," Seoul's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Three South Koreans - two men and a woman - were killed along with the Egyptian driver, the ministry confirmed.

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