88 and counting

The death toll for the Sharm Al Sheikh bombings is likely to continue to rise, doctors on the scene say. Some of those who are counted among the wounded today are not likely to make it. In the meantime, there are conflicting reports about who claimed responsibility and what kind of explosives were used.

There's plenty of fine coverage on this issue by our friends at the wires (this is when more than ever they are the backbone of journalism) and elsewhere, but in the meantime read Cairo's take on the attacks.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.