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Egypt: 2 tourists killed, 4 injured in Hurghada knife attack

GETTYHurghada is a popular tourist hotspot on the Red Sea coast GETTYHurghada is a popular tourist hotspot on the Red Sea coast
Saul Franklin | 15 July, 2017, 00:42

The attacker has also since been arrested and is being questioned by police.

There was confusion about the nationalities of the four wounded victims as well.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the attacker stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet.

Egypt's Interior Ministry says six tourists of various nationalities were wounded when a knifeman attacked them in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

No names were immediately released, and details about a motive for the attack or the injured victims' conditions weren't available.

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Friday's attack on the Egyptian resort came just hours after five policemen were shot to death in the city of Giza by suspected Islamic militants.

Hospital sources said two Ukranian women died.

The reason of the attack is still unknown. In January 2016, two men injured at least three European tourists in a stabbing at a hotel, authorities said then.

Egypt's security forces are dealing with an Islamist uprising in the country's Sinai Peninsula.

The shadowy group Hasm, believed to be affiliated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, has claimed responsibility for similar attacks.

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