Saturday, July 23, 2005

Why we fight, part 3 

Forty-nine people died on Saturday when suspected car bombs ripped through a bazaar and tourist hotels in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, officials said...

A rescue official said 136 were also wounded by up to seven car bombs. One explosion tore the front off an upmarket hotel in whose rubble more people were feared trapped.

Britons, French, Spaniards, Dutch, Qataris, Kuwaitis and Egyptians were among the casualties in the resort popular with divers and holidaymakers from Europe, police sources said...

Another explosion hit the old market in Sharm el-Sheikh town, about six km (four miles) from that hotel.

The rescue official, who declined to be named, said many wounded were Egyptian workers gathered at a cafe in the old market. Seventeen of the dead were burnt beyond recognition.
If only the Americans would withdraw from Iraq...


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