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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:45 PM
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Bomb injures 3 in explosion near Egypt pyramids
Source: cbs/AP

CAIRO - Police and forensic officials say a small bomb exploded near Egypt's iconic pyramids, injuring three peddlers.

The officials say the explosives were leftover munitions, but they couldn't provide more details about when or why the bomb was planted. They say Wednesday's explosion occurred some 500 feet from the pyramids outside Cairo.

The officials say the explosion was triggered by peddlers who saw metal glinting out of the sand and began hitting it with iron sticks, thinking the casing might conceal valuable goods. Three of them were seriously wounded.




Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/06/501364/main20...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:38 PM
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1. Endangering one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. I think I might be able to go
for the death penalty on this one. Only other one? The guy who damaged The Pieta.
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Vinee Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:11 PM
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2. 500 feet away from the biggest tourist attraction in Egypt.
I wonder what that's all about.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:45 AM
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3. Darwin Award wannabe's
> The officials say the explosion was triggered by peddlers who saw metal glinting
> out of the sand and began hitting it with iron sticks, thinking the casing might
> conceal valuable goods. Three of them were seriously wounded.

:rofl:
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