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nnnnn a suicide bomber blew himself up and an accomplice nearer to recite in southern egypt wednesday in a sign that militants are shifting focus to target the country's economic recovery no group has so far claimed responsibility for the , reuters correspondent steven kaelin is in cairo interior ministry has called the attack early terrorist attack and you know course egypt is facing an islamic insurgency is based mostly in the sinai peninsula so it seems like what happened was three men were in the parking lot of the contact cumple tourist site which is in luxor in southern egypt and they get out of the car and got their suspicion of a few police that were guarding the area one of them detonated about half that was filled with explosives and the other two had guns and other weapons and engaged with the police wednesday's attack comes just two weeks after two police officers were shot dead by gunmen on a road leading to the pyramids of giza no tourists were injured in today's bomb , the attack poses a threat to egypt's vital tourism industry very important i don't think it should be overestimated provide a significant amount of egypt's income and also it's fun reserves and for the past two years there's been a marked drop in tourism and foreign investment in egypt because of the political turmoil so the country is trying to get back on its feet economically and on tourism is really one of the key stones to real group revitalizing the economy president how does how does c. c. has been trying to revive an economy battered by turmoil since an uprising ended hosni mubarak's thirty year rule in two thousand and eleven