Two tourists were killed and four other tourists wounded by an attacker with a knife at an Egyptian Red Sea resort in Hurghada. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said the assailant has been arrested and is being questioned to determine his motives.
The tourists were rushed to a local hospital. It is thought that those killed were Ukrainian, but the nationalities of the other victims has not been released. The ministry said a preliminary investigation showed the man appeared to have swam from a nearby public beach to access the holiday resort.
Hurghada stretches for 40km of Egypt’s Red Sea coast and is renowned for scuba diving. It is a hub for tourists, with many resorts, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The attack came hours after five policemen were shot to death in Cairo’s twin city of Giza when suspected Islamic militants opened fire on their vehicle early in the morning.