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German tourists fatally stabbed in Egypt

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July 15, 2017

A man has fatally stabbed two tourists at a beach resort on the Red Sea in Egypt.

Egypt's Interior Ministry says six foreign tourists of different nationalities have been wounded when a man attacked them with a knife in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

The ministry says the assailant was arrested immediately after the stabbings on Friday.

It says the initial investigation shows the man sneaked into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach and attacked the tourists. The motive for his attack was not known.

The ministry says the tourists were rushed to a local hospital. It gave no further details and did not provide the nationalities of the tourists.

The attack came hours after five policemen were shot dead in Cairo's twin city of Giza when suspected Islamic militants opened fire on their vehicle early in the morning.

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