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February 17, 2014 3:23 pm

Egypt Declined Israeli Medical Assistance for Taba Bus Blast

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A bombed out bus in Egypt. Photo: Screenshot.

Times of Israel – Although Israeli-Egyptian security cooperation has never been closer, Egypt refused Israeli offers of medical assistance for the tourists wounded when their bus was blown up by Islamic extremists Sunday afternoon, just inside Egyptian territory at the Taba border crossing.

Three Korean tourists and the Egyptian bus driver were killed in the bombing, and at least eight passengers were seriously injured. The bomb was placed under the driver’s seat and detonated by remote control as the vehicle neared the crossing into Israel.

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