Police arrest man accused of Hurghada stabbing

Police arrest man accused of Hurghada stabbing

Two holidaymakers were killed and four others wounded in a stabbing at Hurghada on the Red Sea.

He then swam to a neighbouring beach to attack at least two more people at the Sunny Days El Palacio resort before he was arrested, they said.

The injured tourists were immediately admitted to a local hospital.

The interior ministry has not issued any more details about the assailant or his motives, nor any details about the injured tourists.

The attacker - reportedly in his 20s - was reported to have stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet, according to a security official.

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"In Zahabia hotel two German women were killed".

Security has been boosted in tourist resorts around the country, as the industry provides Egypt with much needed revenues. The news agency AP confirmed the victims' nationality.

A Thomas Cook spokesman said: "Thomas Cook is aware of a knife attack that has taken place on the beach in Hurghada in Egypt".

Hours earlier five police were shot dead in the city of Giza by suspected Islamic militants.

In a similar attack in January 2016, two men with ISIS sympathies stabbed and wounded three tourists in the same resort.

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