Egypt: 2 German tourists stabbed to death in beach assault


Egypt: On Friday in the Egyptian Red Sea resort, two German women were stabbed to death and four other foreign tourists were injured in a beach assault at a seafront hotel of Hurghada. The attack took just hours following five policemen were slaughtered in gunfire close to some of Egypt’s most well-known pyramids exterior of Cairo.

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As per police officials, the man slaughtered two German women and offended two other foreign tourists at the Zahabia hotel and then swam to a neighboring beach, where he assaulted at least two more people at El Palacio resort prior to he was detained.

The security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz has further conveyed to police that, he had a knife and stabbed each of them three times in the chest. They died on the beach. Then he jumped a wall between the hotels and swam to the other beach.

Two of the wounded people were Czech and two were Armenian. They were rushed to the local hospital and being treated. The interior ministry further conveyed that, the assaulter’s motive was still under investigation. Friday’s assaults threaten the nation’s struggling tourism industry. The year prior to the 2011 uprising, around 15 million tourists visited Egypt.

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