Bombing, Taba Egypt

On October 7 2004, the Hilton Taba was hit by a bomv that killed 34 people, including Israeli vacationers. Aome 3 weeks later, and inquiry by the Egyptian Interiou Ministry into the bombing concluded that the perpetrators received no external help but were aided by Bedouins on the peninsula.

The GCP event was set for 19:00 to 23:00 UTC, a four hour period giving time for the news to spread. The result is Chisquare 14618.506 on 14400 df, for p = 0.099 and Z = 1.285.

Bombing, Taba

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