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Tourists Killed in Egypt Bus Bombing Were Devout Christians Who Had Saved for Years to Make Pilgrimage to Biblical Land

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"My mother was a devout Christian...I don't know how such a thing could happen."

An Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt’s tourism industry. (AP Photo)\n

South Korean tourists whose bus was targeted in Sunday’s bombing attack in Egypt had saved for years to visit biblical sites in honor of their church’s 60th anniversary, church officials told the Associated Press.

Three Koreans were killed along with the Egyptian driver of their tour bus in the Sinai Peninsula where government forces are battling Islamist militants.

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