ON This Day In Photos: November 17, 1997: Egyptian Islamists murder 62 people at Luxor – 58 of them tourists, including six Britons (three members of one family: five -year-old Shaunnah Turner, her mother Karina Turner and Karina’s mother Joan Turner).
Two months earlier, nine Germans and an Egyptian driver had been murdered when gunmen opened fire on a bus in Cairo.
But this was savage. The women had been mutilated with machetes. The murderers had left a note inside one of the victims. It praised Islam. It was signed “The Brigade of Devastation And Destruction”, and declared the objective of killing the Egyptian economy. It failed:
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