NEW: Egypt Militants Claim Sinai Tourist Bus Attack 2/19/14
CAIRO - A militant group based in the Sinai has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on an Egyptian bus in the desert peninsula that killed three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver.
The group called Champions of Jerusalem has issued a statement saying one of its "heroes" carried out Sunday's bombing in Taba as part of an "economic war" against army-backed government. Egyptian officials have called it a suicide attack, but the group's statement doesn't use any language that would suggest the attacker is dead.
The al-Qaida-inspired group has claimed responsibility for previous attacks, but until now they have targeted primarily police and the military.
The authenticity of the statement could not be verified but it was posted on al-Qaida-affiliated websites.