German Tourists Killed In Knife Attack In Egypt's Hurghada

German Tourists Killed In Knife Attack In Egypt's Hurghada

The motive for his attack was not known.

Russian Federation said the crash was caused by a bomb, and banned flights to Russian Federation from Egyptian airports in response.

The attack took place near Badrasheen, a town some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Cairo, where militants have also targeted police in the past.

The alleged attacker has been arrested and is now being questioned by police.

All six injured women were rushed to hospital, but sadly two of them were pronounced dead soon after arrival.

According to the same sources, the attacker was a man, arrested on the spot, and whose reasons are ignored.

Egypt has seen a spate of deadly attacks since the army's 2013 overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi following massive protests against his rule.

LONDON: Egypt's tourism industry has been left reeling by the killing of two German tourists at a popular Red Sea resort.

The suspect, who was described as a man in his 20s dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, had allegedly accessed the resorts after swimming from a nearby public beach.

A similar security campaign on the outskirts of Ismailia last week killed 14 gunmen who have been wanted over involvement in terror operations targeting policemen and soldiers in North Sinai, bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

The German Foreign Ministry issued a statement Saturday saying the country is "dismayed and furious" by the stabbing of the two female tourists and that the assailant deliberately targeted foreign nationals.

According to the ministry, the militants sprayed the police vehicle with machine-gun fire and fled the scene after one returned gunfire.

The perpetrator of a knife attack on tourists in Hurghada, was a native of Egypt and probably acted on the instructions of the "Islamic state".

The self-styled Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for major attacks. Egypt's Christians account for about 10 percent of the country's 93 million people.



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