Police arrest man accused of Hurghada stabbing

Posted July 15, 2017

Two tourists have been killed and four injured after a knife attack on an Egyptian beach resort. It gave no further details and did not provide the nationalities of the victims.

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.

An Interior Ministry spokesperson said the initial investigation indicated the suspect likely swam from a nearby public beach to access the holiday resort.

The motive for the attack is not yet known.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the attacker stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet.

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The attacker has been arrested and questioned, the interior ministry said.

Hurghada is one of Egypt's most popular beach resorts, especially with Ukrainians and European tourists. Last January, two men injured three tourists in a stabbing at another hotel.

Egypt's security forces are fighting an Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula and militants have carried out attacks in the past on the tourism industry.

Friday's attack came on a day that five policemen were killed by gunmen on a motorbike who ambushed their vehicle just south of Cairo.