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Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

On Friday, an Egyptian man stabbed to death two German tourists and wounded four others at two separate beach resorts in the city of Hurghada near the Red Sea.

Tourism minister Yehia Rashed said on Saturday that there have been no reports of foreign tourists cancelling trips to Egypt following Friday's deadly knife attack in Hurghada that left two German tourists dead.

Egyptian authorities said the assailant, a man in his 20s, sneaked into the hotel by swimming from a nearby beach. He rushed into the hotel next door, where he attacked and wounded four female tourists before being subdued and turned over to police. It didn't give any other information on the victims.

"Sadly we now have certainty that two German tourists were killed in the attack in Hurghada", a press officer for the German Foreign Ministry told CNN.

The assault came just hours after a shooting near some of Egypt's most famous pyramids outside of Cairo killed five policemen.

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The fact that the attacker had to swum to the resort points to the tight security measures in place around the permiters of such resorts, the HIS statement said.

One local Cafe owner, whose livelihood is dependent on tourist footfall said on a personal level, he believes the attack was the work of a "lone-wolf", and that he believes the perpetrator was "troubled or had some issues in his life".

Security and hospital sources said two Ukrainian women were killed. It is unknown why he carried out the attack.

The last time tourists were attacked in Hurghada was in January 2016, when two Austrians and a Swede were stabbed by two suspected militants, also at a hotel. The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but attacks have spread to the mainland, including the capital.

One hotel guest told the Masry al-Yom newspaper that the attacker shouted at Egyptian hotel staff to clear a path as he targeted foreigners on the beach.


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