Egypt, June 10: A suicide bomber has been killed in an attack targeting the ancient Karnak temple in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, said officials.
Another attacker was shot dead by authorities during the attack on Wednesday, while a third was arrested, officials said, adding that a police officer was injured.
Officials said no civilians reported injured after the attack. Luxor and its ancient sites are frequented by millions of foreign and Egyptian tourists every year.
Officials said police have foiled two other suicide attacks also targeting the Nile-side temple, one of the country’s main tourist attractions, rivalling the pyramids at Giza.
The Karnak complex is a vast open-air museum, and the second largest ancient religious site in the world, after the Angkor Wat Temple of Cambodia.
It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt with only the Giza Pyramids receiving more visits.
The attack has taken place a week after two police officers were shot dead by gunmen on a road leading to the Great Pyramids of Giza, just west of capital Cairo.