Two Tourists Dead, More Injured in Egypt Stabbing

A stabbing at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort has resulted in two German tourists being killed and four other foreigners injured.

The attacker was detained by hotel security and members of the public until the police were able to arrive at the scene.

The security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz commented on the attack to media, confirming some of the details.

“He had a knife with him and stabbed each of them three times in the chest. They died on the beach,” he said.

“He jumped a wall between the hotels and swam to the other beach.”

It is believed the injured consist of two Czech and two Armenian citizens, with the Czech foreign ministry confirming one Czech woman had suffered stab wounds to her leg.

The Armenian foreign ministry also confirmed that two of its nationals were injured.

It has been reported that the attacker shouted “Stay away, I don’t want Egyptians” in Arabic during the attack.

So far the attacker’s motive has not been determined, and is still under investigation according to the interior ministry.

On the same day five policemen were killed south of Cairo by gunmen on a motorbike, and Egypt has previously suffered attacks against tourists.

An attack in January 2016 saw two assailants armed with a gun, knife and suicide belt injure two tourists at a hotel in Hurghada.

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