At least 17 people have been injured in an explosion which targeted a tourist bus in Egypt on Sunday.

The explosion occurred near the Grand Egyptian Museum which is situated next to the pyramids of Giza.

According to security reports, a South African and Egyptian tourist were among those injured in the attack which comes just over a month before the commencement of the African Cup of Nations in the country.

The tourism industry, crucial to the Egyptian economy has been adversely affected by political instability and attacks following the 2011 revolt that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power.

Official figures said the number of people visiting the North African country fell from 14.7 million in 2010 to 8.3 million in 2017.