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Death Toll Rises in Egyptian Blasts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Egypt's president is vowing to hunt down those responsible for his country's worst terrorist attack.

A rapid series of bombings in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik has killed at least 88 people. The blasts devastated a luxury hotel and a coffee shop. Two massive car bombs went off simultaneously about two miles apart. A third bomb went off near a beachside walkway where tourists often stroll at night.

President Hosni Mubarak flew into Sharm el-Sheik and inspected the scene. In a televised address, he called it a "cowardly, criminal act." And he said it will "only increase our determination in chasing terrorism."

Two groups have claimed responsibility. One claims to be linked to al-Qaida.


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