UPDATE: The explosion appears to have been caused by a “device” placed on the bus — hence the murderous attack is almost certainly the work of the warriors of Allah:
MOI: 3 Koreans killed, 14 injured. 32 passengers. device was already on bus coming from St Catherine. Went off during a drop off at Hilton
— آدم مكاري (@adamakary) February 16, 2014
UPDATE: Three tourists killed, 27 injured in bus blast targeting #Egypt‘s Red Sea Resort of Taba. Reports indicate those dead are Korean.
— Egyptian Streets (@EgyptianStreets) February 16, 2014
This story is just breaking. There is no word yet on whether or not this was a jihad attack, although Ahram Online’s “Related Story” is “Are Egypt’s police outmatched in the war on terrorism?,” and Sinai is a hotspot for jihad activity, and jihadists have targeted tourist enterprises before, so it is more likely to be jihad terror than, say, a faulty fuel pump. Still, accidents do happen, as does jihad.
Note to mainstream media reporters: my headline above is how a headline should be written when there is not 100% certainty about the perpetrator. Once the perp is known, to obfuscate his identity and motives is to abet his criminal act — which you people regularly do.
“BREAKING: Sinai tourist bus explodes in Egypt’s Taba, at least 3 dead,” from Ahram Online, February 16:
A tourist bus exploded in Taba, Sinai on Sunday afternoon, Egyptian state TV reported.
Security sources said at least three Korean tourists were killed in the blast and others injured.
Al-Ahram Arabic news site reported that 30 tourists of various nationalities were on the bus when it exploded.
Official death and injury tolls are yet to be revealed.