Locked inside a steel cage, a former mental asylum patient and his brother pleaded guilty Saturday to killing nine German tourists and an Egyptian bus driver in a fiery attack outside a Cairo museum.
"Yes, this happened," each man shouted as the head judge in the military court asked if the charges were true.
Saber Abu el-Ulla, the former inmate, and his brother, Mahmoud, were charged with premeditated murder in the Sept. 18 shooting and firebombing of a tourist bus outside the Egyptian Museum.
Twenty-six people were wounded in the attack, which shook a vital tourism industry that had rebounded in recent years.
In public statements since the attack, Abu el-Ulla has said that he carried out the attack to avenge a cartoon drawn by an Israeli woman depicting Mohammed as a pig.
But Saturday, he told reporters he staged the attack because "Europe is preparing a damaging war against Islam."