Dahab bombings death toll rises to 19

Daily Star Egypt Staff
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CAIRO: The death toll from last week s bombings in Dahab has risen to 19 after an Egyptian died of his injuries, state-owned newspapers reported Tuesday. Ihab Salah Al-Sharqawy, an accountant working in the Sinai region, was wounded in one of the three suicide attacks that rocked the resort on April 24 and died of his injuries in a Cairo hospital on Monday, the newspapers said. His death brings to 19 the number of people killed in the attacks, not counting the three bombers. Among the victims were 13 Egyptians and two Russians, a German child, a Swiss national, a Yemeni and a Hungarian. Around 90 people were wounded in the bombings. Egypt blamed the Dahab suicide attacks on northern Sinai Bedouins linked to an Islamic radical group also responsible for other bloody bombings in Red Sea resorts over the past 18 months. Several suspects and a police officer have already been killed in the massive manhunt launched in the peninsula by the security forces. AFP

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