Terrorism in Egypt

Blasts hit the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh and kill dozens

Renowned for its beaches and scuba diving, the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh had become a vacationing hot spot for Europeans, Israelis and Arabs alike. But its bustling nightlife was shattered late last week by three nearly simultaneous explosions that killed at least 88 and wounded more than 200. The deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt since 1981--in a town considered secure enough to host cease-fire talks last winter between Israel's Ariel Sharon and Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas--comes less than two months before voters will decide whether President Hosni Mubarak gets a fifth six-year term in office. Mubarak's long run has hinged on...

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