January 8, 2016 / 11:30 AM / 4 years ago

Islamic State attacked Israeli tourists in Cairo: Amaq news agency

Police are seen at the scene where gunmen attacked a tourist bus in front of a hotel in Giza, Greater Cairo, Egypt January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an armed attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo, according to Amaq, a news agency that supports the group.

The attack on Thursday, which security sources said targeted a bus meant to transport Israeli Arabs, caused no casualties. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said it was directed at security forces.

Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Michael Georgy; editing by John Stonestreet

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