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By Mohammed Abbas
Cairo - Three apparent bomb blasts ripped through Egypt's Red Sea resort of Dahab on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100, rescue officials said.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called the blasts a terrorist act, the state news MENA reported.
"The president stressed the need to track down those responsible for this wicked terrorist act so that they pay the penalty by force of law," MENA said.
Residents said they saw body parts and debris in the street outside a restaurant and witnesses said smoke billowed up from the tourist bazaar in Dahab, a Sinai peninsula beach and diving centre popular with foreign holidaymakers including Israelis.
Officials in neighbouring Israel said they were unaware of any Israeli casualties in the explosions.
"There were body parts and debris in the street. There are ambulances and cars taking people to hospital," said one Dahab resident, who requested anonymity.
A cafe worker near the scene of one explosion said: "We saw many dead people. People were screaming. People were being taken to hospital. There's police everywhere."