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Six tourists wounded in Egypt beach resort stabbing

Six tourists wounded in Egypt beach resort stabbing

The man reached the beach of the resort as he swam through another beach, it said.

The two tourists who were killed are reported to be Ukrainian nationals.

Major Gen. Mohamed El-Hamzawi, security manager of Red Sea region, told news agency Reuters that the two dead were German.

The knifeman killed the two German women and wounded two other tourists at the Zahabia hotel in Hurghada on Friday, officials and security sources said.

Three foreign tourists were stabbed at the same resort, renowned for its scuba diving, in January 2016 by two suspected militants from the Islamic State militant group (IS).

Mr Abdelaziz said two of the injured were Czech and two Armenian.

Security has been boosted in tourist resorts around the country, as the industry provides Egypt with much needed revenues.

The victims of Friday's attack, in the popular Red Sea resort town of Hurghada, were reportedly all female and of different nationalities.

Elsewhere on Friday, gunmen ambushed a checkpoint in Giza province south of Cairo, shooting and killing five policemen and setting their auto on fire.

The assailant was arrested immediately after the stabbings, with authorities saying the man sneaked into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach.


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