Attack on UK tourists

CAIRO (Reuter) - A gunman fired shots at a boat carrying 44 British tourists on the Nile in southern Egypt yesterday, but nobody was hurt, according to the Egyptian Interior Ministry. The incident, the first attack aimed mainly at tourists since April, occurred near Manfalut, 330km (205 miles) from Cairo. The boat, the Royal Orchid, continued its journey and police were hunting for the attacker. Muslim militants are targeting tourists in a campaign to overthrow the government and turn Egypt into a fundamentalist Islamic state.

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