Islamic State says Cairo attack was response to leader’s call to target Jews

Islamic State said on Friday its members carried out an armed attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo in response to a call by the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to target Jews “everywhere”.

The group said in a statement released on the internet that light arms were used in the attack, which took place on Thursday outside a Cairo hotel.

No one was hurt in the shooting. The tour group reportedly consisted of 45 people, all Arab-Israeli.



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