The bomber and a civilian was killed during the attack, said Hossam Abdel Ghafar, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health.

No tourists were injured, said officials from the Ministry of Interior.

The attack came a week after two police officers were shot dead by gunmen on a road leading to the Great Pyramids of Giza, West of capital Cairo.

Egypt witnesses regular attacks on its security forces as it struggles with a low-level Islamist insurgency, mostly in the lawless Northern Sinai Peninsula.

The attacks targeting police and military increased after the ouster of ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. But shooting at tourist sites are rare incidents.

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