On This Day In Photos: The Luxor Massacre
ON This Day In Photos: November 17, 1997: Egyptian Islamists murder 62 people at Luxor – 58 of them tourists, including six Britons (three members of one family: five -year-old Shaunnah Turner, her mother Karina Turner and Karina’s mother Joan Turner).
Two months earlier, nine Germans and an Egyptian driver had been murdered when gunmen opened fire on a bus in Cairo.
But this was savage. The women had been mutilated with machetes. The murderers had left a note inside one of the victims. It praised Islam. It was signed “The Brigade of Devastation And Destruction”, and declared the objective of killing the Egyptian economy. It failed:
Undated collect picture of Joan Turner, who died along with her daughter Karina Turner, 24, and her grandaughter 5-year-old Shaunnah, when militant Islamic fundamentalists mounted a savage attack at a popular tourist site in Luxor, Egypt last year, killing 68 people. The funeral of the three generations of Turner family will finally be held on Friday, ending weeks of anguish for the Turner family following a bizarre mix-up of bodies. PA photos. See PA story FUBERAL Egypt