Egypt militants warn tourists to leave country or face attack

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:47 GMT

CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has warned tourists to leave Egypt "before it's too late" and threatened to attack anyone who stays in the country after a deadline of February 20.

The Sinai-based group, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian on Sunday, made the statement on an affiliated Twitter account. (Reporting By Omar Fahmy; Writing by Maggie Fick)

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