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Two German tourists killed in knife attack at Egyptian resort
    2017-July-17  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A MAN stabbed two tourists to death and injured four others at the Red Sea holiday resort town of Hurghada in Egypt on Friday.

The two dead were female tourists from Germany, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed Saturday. It added the attacker intended to target foreigners.

“From all we have gathered, the attack was meant to target foreign tourists — an especially perfidious and criminal act that leaves us sad, shocked and angry,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The knifeman reportedly killed the two women and wounded two other tourists at the Zahabia hotel in Hurghada before swimming to a neighboring beach to attack at least two more people at the Sunny Days El Palacio resort.

“He had a knife with him and stabbed each of them three times in the chest. They died on the beach,” the security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz, told reporters. “He jumped a wall between the hotels and swam to the other beach.”

Abdelaziz said two of the injured were Czech and two Armenian

The wounded are being treated at a local hospital.

The Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement that the attack happened at about 11 a.m. local time and that the assailant was taken into custody about noon. A security cordon was then established around the site of the attack to ensure the safety of other tourists.

The motive for the attack is still under investigation. “We don’t know his motives yet, he could be crazy or perturbed — it’s too early to tell,” a senior interior ministry official said.

In January 2016, three tourists were also injured in a similar knife attack in Hurghada. That attack was carried out by two assailants with apparent “Islamic State” group (IS) sympathies.

The attack came only a few hours after five policemen were shot dead in Cairo’s twin city of Giza, near the city’s famed pyramids. No group claimed credit for that attack, which had similar characteristics as others carried out by the shadowy group Hasm.

Police believe the group is an offshoot of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, whose leader Mohamed Morsi was ousted as president in a 2013 military coup. Islamic insurgents have carried out a number of attacks in Egypt since the 2013 military ouster of Morsi, with the violence concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula. (SD-Agencies)

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