Motorcycle-borne masked gunmen opened fire on a tourist bus of Arab-Israeli citizens and a hotel close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt during a rally of Muslim Brotherhood supporters today, but the tourists escaped unhurt.
Authorities were looking for the remaining group and a suspect was detained, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The passengers on the bus were Arab-Israeli citizens, Alahram reported, citing a statement.
The assault on the tourists came on a day when the Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt were observing Christmas in the mostly Muslim nation.
Egypt’s security forces have now been fighting in North Sinai, which has seen many violent assaults by militants because the January 2011 revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak.
The assaults targeting police and military rose subsequent to the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by military following massive demonstrations against his rule in 2013.
More than 600 security staff are reported killed since then.
Some extremists in the Sinai peninsula that was restive have vowed allegiance.
Al-Haram Street in Giza, close to the Pyramids, often sees pro-Morsi rallies and demonstrations.