Reports have it that gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said.
Metro.co.uk understands that the attack took place at the Three Pyramids Hotel on a road leading to the pyramids.
One of the gunmen was arrested at the scene and security forces surrounded the other attacker in another part of Cairo, said the sources.
The tourists included two Israelis, the sources said.
The Egyptian government has been battling an insurgency based in northern Sinai, with attacks multiplying after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, striking the mainland numerous times in recent months.
Some extremists in Sinai have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and claimed the downing of a Russian airliner that killed 224 people there last year.
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