Security official: Two German tourists killed in Egypt knife attack
15 July, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Ora Austin
Two tourists have been killed and four injured after a knife attack on an Egyptian beach resort.
An assailant with a knife attacked six female tourists in a beach resort area of the town, Egypt's Interior Ministry said earlier about the incident.
The ministry said the assailant was arrested immediately after the stabbings.
Security and hospital sources said two Ukrainian women were killed.
An Egyptian security official quoted by The Associated Press said the victims included two tourists from Ukraine, three from Serbia and one from Poland.
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The motive for his attack was is not known, but ISIS does operate within Egypt and has targeted tourists in the past. "We don't know his motives yet, he could be insane or perturbed - it's too early to tell", a senior interior ministry official told the French news agency AFP.
An initial investigation suggests that the man reached the hotel by swimming from a nearby beach and attacked the tourists.
Egypt is fighting Islamist insurgents in the Sinai Peninsula where they mainly target security forces but militants have also attacked tourism targets as well as Coptic Christians and churches.
The attack came only a few hours after five policemen were shot dead in Cairo's twin city of Giza.
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