2 killed, 4 injured in stabbing incident in Egypt

Egypt beach attack leaves six tourists injured after knifeman stabs holidaymakers at Red Sea resort

Two tourists have died and four other people were wounded after they were stabbed on a beach in Egypt.

It also said the attacker had swum from a nearby public beach to access the holiday resort.

Abdelaziz said two of the injured were Czech and two Armenian and were being treated at a local hospital. It gave no further details and did not provide the nationalities of the victims.

Initial reports said those killed on Friday were Ukrainian, but the Reuters news agency subsequently said they were Germans.

Hurghada is situated along eastern Egypt's Red Sea coast, about 250 miles southeast of Cairo.

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The ministry said in the statement it has established a security cordon around the site of the attack to ensure the safety of other tourists.

The suspect is being questioned by police to determine his motives, it adds.

The reason of the attack is still unknown.

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

Egypt's security forces have been fighting an Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula in recent years, where militants have targeted the beleaguered tourism industry.

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