the Operation in Luxor (Deir al-Bahri) held in Nov. 1997 a group of terrorists consisting of six persons from a fundamentalist organization al-gamaa al-Islamiya. The attack on the visiting attractions of the country tourists became the "hallmark" of the IG. The terrorists shot defenceless people with automatic weapons. Killed citizens of France, Japan, Germany (61). Egyptian police exchanged fire with the terrorists, which were killed 6 attackers and 4 police officers. The leadership of the IG issued a statement that the operation was not sanctioned and was the result of initiatives of young militants.