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Cairo Blast Kills French Teen, Injures 17 Schoolmates

Tourists targeted in possible Gaza retaliation
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2009 2:08 AM CST

(Newser) – A French teenager was killed and 17 others in her visiting school group were injured when a bomb tucked beneath a bench exploded in a bustling Cairo bazaar last night, the Times of London reports. Police later dismantled a second device in a souvenir market. Three suspects are in custody. French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed "deep sorrow" for the attack. A Muslim cleric called the attackers traitors who "are distorting Islam's image." (Read more Cairo stories.)

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