Police search for 15 suspected of attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh

Eqyptian police announced Wednesday they are searching for 15 Egyptians and local tribesmen believed to be involved in the terror attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian police have come up with a list of 15 names believed connected to the three bombings, including a man identified as Moussa Badran, the suicide attacker who rammed a pickup truck packed with 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of into the reception of the Ghazala Gardens Hotel in Naama Bay.

The officials, who declined to be identified because the release of the information had not been authorized, said the 15 people include Bedouin tribesman and Egyptians from the Sinai area, a barren peninsula covered by jagged mountains and desert ranges bordering the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Few details were provided about those on the list, but most are believed to be at large and connected with last October's bombings of Sinai resorts farther north at Taba and Ras Shitan that killed 34 people, including many Israelis.

The officials said the 15 either carried out, planned or prepared Saturday's three pre-dawn attacks on the Ghazala, a nearby car park and an area popular with local Egyptians some three kilometers (two miles) away called the Old Market.

Hospital officials in Sharm put the death toll at 88, but the Health Ministry said 64 people were killed. The hospital said several sets of body parts have not been identified and at 10 Britons and several Italians have been reported missing by their government.

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