Western and Arab tourists walk on Naama Bay main pedestrian area at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, late Monday, July 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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A militant Islamist militant group has warned tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any who stay in the country after Feb. 20, raising the prospect of a new front in a fast-growing insurgency.The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian on Sunday, made the statement on an affiliated Twitter account. Islamist militants have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July, but Sunday's attack on a tourist bus marks a strategic shift to soft targets that could devastate an economy already reeling from political turmoil.
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