Two Ger­man tourists, five po­lice­men killed in at­tack

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

CAIRO — Two Ger­man fe­male tourists were stabbed to death while four other for­eign­ers were wounded in an at­tack Fri­day at a ho­tel in the Egyp­tian Red Sea re­sort of Hurghada, an Egyp­tian se­cu­rity of­fi­cial said. The as­sault came just hours af­ter a shoot­ing near some of Egypt’s most fa­mous pyra­mids out­side of Cairo killed five po­lice­men.

The mo­tive be­hind the stab­bing was un­clear and the In­te­rior Min­istry said the at­tacker at the Red Sea re­sort was ar­rested im­me­di­ately.

A se­cu­rity of­fi­cial said the at­tacker, a man in his 20s dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans, wielded a knife and in­ten­tion­ally sought to at­tack for­eign­ers.

In the killings of the five po­lice­men out­side of Cairo, no group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack but it bore the hall­marks of a smaller Is­lamic mil­i­tant group known as Hasm that has been be­hind sim­i­lar shoot­ings in re­cent months.

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