Nine people died in the firebomb attack on tourist buses outside the Egyptian Museum — the largest attack in Cairo in two years. Says Radwan: "Although there has been some fighting in the south of the country, Cairo has been very quiet, and this came as a surprise — at a time when tourism is booming."
Radwan believes that, despite Thursday’s attack, the government has been largely successful in containing the militants. "There are always a few people willing to carry out such actions," she said. "Although some people argue that there should be a dialogue with the militants, I don’t see this government ever taking that course."