ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com May 27, 2018


Two German tourists killed in knife attack in Egypt, confirms Berlin

17 July 2017, 07:17 | Kelvin Horton

Two German tourists killed in knife attack in Egypt, confirms Berlin

Two German tourists killed in knife attack in Egypt, confirms Berlin

On Friday, an assailant armed with a knife assaulted the guests of a Hurghada hotel and killed two women from Germany, while four other tourists from Armenia, the Czech Republic and Russian Federation were injured.

Cairo - Eyewitnesses in the city of Hurghada said that the knifeman, who killed two German tourists on Friday, told Egyptians who were present at the scene before he committed his crime that he was not targeting them.

"Stay away, I don't want Egyptians", the assailant had said in Arabic during the attack, according to the official. He rushed into the hotel next door, where he attacked and wounded four female tourists before being subdued and turned over to police.

Two German tourists died of their wounds while four tourists were wounded, including citizens of Ukraine and the Czech Republic, the official told The Associated Press.

Friday's attacks are likely to further impact Egypt's deeply struggling tourism industry - a pillar of the country's economy that employs millions of people.


The fact that the attacker had to swum to the resort points to the tight security measures in place around the permiters of such resorts, the HIS statement said.

However, the High State Security Prosecution, which is investigating the incident, said the motive for the attack was still unclear.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this cowardly and spiteful act, which seems to have targeted tourists who just wanted to spend a carefree and relaxing time at the sea", the spokesman said.

Journalist Farid Y. Farid says sources at Hurghada Hospital say the murdered women were in their early sixties. But the attacks have spilled to urban areas including capital Cairo. A year ago in January, two assailants armed with a gun, a knife and a suicide belt landed on the beach of a hotel in Hurghada, wounding two foreign tourists. Egyptian authorities later announced they have arrested the attacker.



Other News

Trending Now

Sketch Of Killer In Delphi Murders Released By State Police
In response to the new evidence being released, Mike Patty, Libby's grandfather, said, "Please spread the information". Riley said investigators consider the sketch a "very important" development in the ongoing investigation.

FDNY Activity Snarls A, C Subway Service
Update 10:00 a.m.: Service has resumed on the A, B, C and D lines with "extensive delays" according to the NYPD. There is no C train service between Euclid Avenue and 168th Street in both directions.

Nelson Peltz And Procter & Gamble: The Biggest Proxy Battle Ever
The director battle at Procter & Gamble will be a massive undertaking because of the company's $223 billion market capitalization. As the largest director-election proxy fight in US history, it's bigger than the battle Peltz waged in 2015 at DuPont Co.

Stressful events 'speed up brain's ageing by several years'
Four new studies found evidence suggesting that stress of poverty and racism are factors that can increase risk of dementia in African Americans.

Vehicle lands on roof of house
Although Redding was was able to maneuver himself around in the living room after the crash the house may not be habitable again. The driver is said to be alert and responsive but still in a critical condition following the accident close to St.

Tamil Nadu: O Paneerselvam's camp backs Kamal Haasan
In fact, he was one of the few actors who spoke about the mismanagement during the 2015 rains which nearly sank Chennai . Now Nanjil Sampath, a member of the AIADMK party has also joined the chorus of support for Kamal Haasan.

Poundland in legal row with Toblerone over copycat Twin Peaks chocolate bar
Fans eagerly awaiting the launch have reportedly been told by Poundland's customer services that there is now no release date. Although Poundland says it's still in development and should still hit the shops eventually.