A suicide bomber has targeted the Karnak Temple complex in Egypt's Luxor.
According to private Egyptian newspaper Youm7, two terrorists were killed and one police officer was injured when a car bomb detonated near Luxor's Karnak Temple. Sky News Arabia reports that the detonation occurred after security forces confronted the car laden with explosives. Sky News added that a third attacker was injured in the foiled car bomb attempt.
BREAKING| Two 'terrorists' killed, one police officer injured after suicide bomb attack near #Luxor's Karnak Temple (Youm7)— Egyptian Streets (@EgyptianStreets) 10 июня 2015
Egyptian authorities say police have foiled 2 other suicide attacks also targeting the temple.
A senior interior ministry security source told the Mena news agency that no tourists were injured in the attack. However, the Egyptian Masrawy news website cited security sources who said that dozens of wounded, including tourists, have been taken to hospital.
Luxor is a famous tourist destination in southern Egypt, visited by millions of people every year. The Karnak complex is a vast open-air museum and the second largest ancient religious site in the world. The attack was the first to target Luxor since November 1997, when Islamic militants opened fire on tourists killing 58.