Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Two killed in Egypt beach stabbing

Egyptian Ahmed Abdullah Governor the Red Sea visits injured tourists in hospital Egyptian Ahmed Abdullah Governor the Red Sea visits injured tourists in hospital
Kenny Thornton | 16 July, 2017, 06:36

It was the first major attack on foreign tourists in more than a year as Egypt struggles to revive its tourism industry.

Russian Federation swiftly suspended all flights to and from Egypt.

The attack took place near Badrasheen, a town some 20 kilometres from Cairo, where militants have also targeted police in the past.

The interior ministry said in a statement that the attacker, who had swum ashore, was arrested and was being questioned.

The nationalities of the injured women were not clear immediately, it said.

Germany strongly condemned the attack on "people who only wanted to relax on the beach", but continued to assure it has issued no new travel warnings on Egypt.

The policemen were part of the force tasked to guard the district of Saqqara, one of Egypt's most popular tourist sites and host to a collection of temples, tombs and funerary complexes.

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At least five security men were killed on Friday when militants opened fire at a checkpoint in Giza province in Egypt, an interior ministry source said.

Egyptian security forces have been battling insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula.

The assailants opened fire on a police vehicle before fleeing, according to the ministry of the Interior.

According to Egypt's Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourists in the first third of 2017 increased by nearly 50 percent compared to a year ago.

The suspect was said to have specifically targeted woman and tourists and was reportedly heard shouting: 'Stay away, I don't want Egyptians'. Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April after suicide bombers struck two churches north of Cairo, killing scores of Christians.

Earlier this week, the ministry said police had killed six IS militants in a shootout in southern Egypt.

No particular group has yet claimed responsibility for the onslaught.

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