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Bush calls fatal blasts in Egypt 'heinous act'

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Las Vegas, Apr 25: US President George W Bush condemned the apparent bomb blasts that killed 30 people in an Egyptian Red Sea resort today as a ''heinous act against innocent civilians.''

Bush, seeming to equate the perpetrators of the attacks in Dahab, on the Sinai peninsula, with al Qaeda militants who carried out the September 11 attacks in the United States, said: ''Today, we saw again that the terrorists are willing to try to define the world the way they want to see it.''

After three explosions, residents reported seeing body parts and debris outside a restaurant, and witnesses said smoke billowed from the tourist bazaar in Dahab, a diving center popular with foreign tourists including Israelis.

Several attacks have occurred in Egypt's Sinai peninsula in the last two years.

''I strongly condemn the killings that took place,'' Bush told a political fundraiser in Las Vegas. ''The innocent life lost in Egypt is a heinous act against innocent civilians.'' After offering condolences to the victims' families, Bush said: ''And I assure the enemy this: We will stay on the offense. We will not waiver. We will not tire. We will bring you to justice for the sake of peace and humanity.''

Reuters

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