Egypt: Two Ukrainian tourists killed in stabbing spree at Red Sea resort

Marco Green
July 17, 2017

An Egyptian man stabbed the two German tourists to death and wounded at least four others on Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, officials and witnesses said.

Abdel Rahman, 28, who attacked foreign tourists in the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada on Friday graduated from the Faculty of Commerce of the Al-Azhar University in Cairo and worked as an accountant in Saudi Arabia, local media reported on Saturday.

Egyptian authorities said the assailant, a man in his 20s, sneaked into the hotel by swimming from a nearby beach.

A suspect has been arrested, and the victims were taken to a hospital, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.

"According to what we know, the act was a deliberate attack on foreign tourists - a particularly devious and criminal act that leaves us sad, dismayed and furious", she added.

Egyptian security forces have been battling insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this cowardly and spiteful act, which seems to have targeted tourists who just wanted to spend a carefree and relaxing time at the sea", the spokesman said.

Earlier on Saturday, Egypt's High State Prosecution issued a statement on Friday's attack, saying, "The perpetrator of the attack is being investigated by the prosecution".

Egypt has been rocked by deadly suicide bombings, drive-by shootings and other attacks since Morsi's ouster four years ago. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of a militant group known as Hasm that has been behind similar attacks in recent months. But the attacks have spilled to urban areas including capital Cairo.

The post Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. Previous year in January, two assailants armed with a gun, a knife and a suicide belt landed on the beach of a hotel in Hurghada, wounding two foreign tourists.

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