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An American Among Those Killed in Egypt Blast

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Cairo says an American citizen was among the dozens of people killed in the bombings at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

An Embassy spokesman says one of the dead was identified today
as an American, but declined to give the victim's identity or gender. But an Egyptian security official said the victim was a 27-year-old woman who was staying with her boyfriend in the resort.

The official says she was wounded in the blasts and brought for
treatment in Cairo, where she died.

Egypt's Health Ministry said 63 people were killed. But the Sharm el-Sheik International Hospital said at least 88 people were killed, most of them Egyptians. The dead include two Britons, two Germans, one Italian and one Czech, according to the hospital or the victims' governments.

Egyptian police are searching for three people suspected in the deadly bombings at a popular Red Sea resort.

Security officials say a fourth attacker apparently blew himself up while bombing a hotel at Sharm el-Sheik. Three coordinated blasts early yesterday killed 88 people and injured more than 100.

Officials suspect four terrorists used two pickup trucks loaded
with 880 pounds of explosives to attack the hotel and a crowded
coffee shop. A third bomb went off near a beachside walkway.

Police have rounded up more than 70 people for questioning.


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