Tourist bus hit by fireworks in Giza's Al-Haram street

Thursday 7 Jan 2016

The bus's right-side window was shattered, though no casualties were reported among the tourists

A photo for Three pyramids hotel's facade in Al-Haram street, Giza after the incident. (Photo: Fatima Dawam)

A tourist bus was hit by fireworks during a rally by Muslim Brotherhood supporters early on Thursday in Al-Haram Street near Giza pyramids, according to Egypt's Ministry of Interior.

The incident occurred when approximately 15 Brotherhood supporters fired fireworks at security forces outside the Three Pyramids hotel where the bus was transporting tourists, according to interior ministry spokesperson Abu Bakr Abdel Karim.

There were no reported casualties, according to the spokesperson.

The bus's right side window was shattered and the hotel's facade damaged.

The passengers on the bus were Arab-Israeli citizens, according to a statement released by the Israeli government.

One suspect was arrested at the scene and is currently being investigated for his involvement in the incident.

Al-Haram Street in Giza, close to the Pyramids, regularly witnesses pro-Morsi rallies and protests.



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