Three tourists stabbed during attack in Egypt

9th Jan 2016
Three tourists stabbed during attack in Egypt

Egyptian security forces have shot two armed attackers following an assault on a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

Three foreign tourists, two Austrians and a Swede, were stabbed during the incident.

The attackers, armed with knives, were shot, with one killed and the other injured.

The attackers were aiming to kidnap tourists, according to local reports.

Security forces are still searching for possible further attackers, with the Bella Vista Hotel sealed off.

Egypt is battling Islamist militants based in the nearby Sinai Peninsula, including an Islamic State affiliate.



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