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Egypt Public Announcement

Issued by US Department of State

May 04, 2005

This Public Announcement is being issued to alert Americans to recent terrorist attacks in Egypt. This Public Announcement expires on August 3, 2005.

On April 30, there were two terrorist attacks in Cairo, one near the Egyptian Museum and the other near the Citadel. Nine people, including foreigners, were reported injured and all three assailants killed. The Government of Egypt believes that both attacks were linked to the April 7 bombing in the Khan El Khalili bazaar that killed four individuals, including an American. There were also attacks on three tourist sites, including a Western-owned hotel, in the northeast Sinai in October 2004 resulting in 34 deaths.

American citizens should maintain a heightened awareness of their surroundings and should not linger amidst groups of tourists in public areas. All U.S. citizens are strongly urged to avoid crowded tourist areas in Cairo until the current threat environment diminishes. Any suspicious behavior should be reported to authorities.

U.S. citizens in Egypt are urged to register and update their contact information at the U.S. Embassy or through the Department of State's travel registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov. The U.S. Embassy is located at 5 Latin America Street, Garden City, Cairo, telephone (20) 2 797-2301, after-hours telephone (20) 2 797-3300, website http://cairo.usembassy.gov. Current information on travel and security in Egypt may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. U.S. citizens should consult the Consular Information Sheet for Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa Public Announcement, and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, available on the Department's Internet site at http://travel.state.gov.

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