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The war on tourism


"Police last month reportedly foiled a plot by Islamist militants to blow up foreign ships at the port of Casablanca, and other landmarks, including hotels in Marrakesh and Agadir." Trapped suspects blow themselves up

April 2006
Bombings at three locations in the Egyptian resort city of Dahab killed 23 people, including three foreigners. More than 80, including many foreign tourists, were injured. Timeline: terror attacks in Africa

April 2005
Three foreign tourists were killed by a suicide bomber at the Khan al-Khalili market in Cairo. Three weeks later, a bomb was detonated in another incident linked to the same militant group and a tourist coach was sprayed with bullets. Timeline: terror attacks in Africa

October 2004
Three terror attacks in resorts and hotels in Taba and near Nuweiba in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killed 34 people and injured 159. Timeline: terror attacks in Africa

May 2003
Thirty-three people were killed and more than 100 injured by five almost simultaneous suicide bomb attacks on "western and Jewish" targets in Casablanca. Timeline: terror attacks in Africa

November 2002
A 'suicide car bomb' exploded at an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombassa, killing three Israelis and ten Kenyans. Timeline: terror attacks in Africa

April 2002 Twenty-one people were killed and more than 30 injured after a natural gas truck loaded with explosives was driven into the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba. Fourteen German tourists, six Tunisians and one Frenchman died. Timeline: terror attacks in Africa

A series of bomb or grenade explosions in the Thai capital killed three people and injured about 30 others, including at least eight foreigners. BBC NEWS Asia-Pacific Bangkok blasts leave three dead

Sri Lanka -At least 42 civilians have been killed in targeted attacks this month - Children shot dead in eastern Sri Lanka

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