Attacker kills 2 in knife attack at beach resort in Cairo

Vincent Carr
July 16, 2017

Two German tourists died of their wounds while four tourists were wounded, including citizens of Ukraine and the Czech Republic, the official told The Associated Press.

Egypt's tourism industry has been left reeling by the killing of two German tourists at a popular Red Sea resort.

"The attacker did not expect such resistance from the Russian woman and switched to other tourists", the Russian diplomat said.

It was the first major attack on foreign tourists since a similar assault on the same resort more than a year ago.

Yesterday's attack is at the same resort where three tourists were injured in a knife attack by two suspected ISIS sympathisers in January 2016.

The perpetrator of a knife attack on tourists in Hurghada, was a native of Egypt and probably acted on the instructions of the "Islamic state".

Rather, in the day of Friday, five egyptian policemen were killed by bullets by three unidentified men in the south of Cairo.

Credit Services: Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Position of the day
Synchrony Financial (SYF ) shares are down -1.51% for the week and that has got investors and traders sitting up and taking note. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by BMO Capital Markets.

According to eyewitnesses, "masked men on a motorbike opened fire from automatic machines before fleeing the scene".

Caption: Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed in Egypt since 2013.

According to him, the assailant was a 28-year-old native Egyptian province of Kafr El-Sheikh, by the name of Abderrahman, Shams al-DIN.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but there have also been several attacks on the mainland, including in the capital.

The assailant has been arrested and is being questioned to determine his motives.

While Egypt's Coptic Christians have for decades been targeted by Islamists, deadly attacks on Coptic churches have increased dramatically in recent months.

Other reports by BadHub

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER