Tourists wounded in Egypt

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The Independent Online
Egypt's attempts to restore the confidence of foreign tour companies in its internal stability and security suffered a self-inflicted blow yesterday when four tourists were injured by shots fired by military personnel at their minibus when it failed to stop at a checkpoint, writes Charles Richards from Cairo.

The injuries of the Briton and three Australians were slight, but the incident is likely to further damage a tourist industry already devastated by attacks by Islamic extremists.

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