Stab­ber kills two Ger­man tourists in Egypt

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

CAIRO — Two Ger­man 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 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.

“Stay away, I don’t want Egyp­tians,” the as­sailant had said in Ara­bic dur­ing the at­tack, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial.

With­out tak­ing any blame for what ap­pears to be a ma­jor se­cu­rity breach, the In­te­rior Min­istry said the at­tacker had sneaked into the ho­tel by swim­ming from a nearby beach.

The at­tacker in Hurghada, one of Egypt’s most pop­u­lar beach re­sorts and div­ing cen­ters, stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet, ac­cord­ing to the se­cu­rity of­fi­cial.

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