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Tourists stabbed in Egypt’s Hurghada attack sustained minor injuries: Tourism minister

One of the tourists has already been discharged from the hospital

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jan 2016
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A member of the Egyptian security stands guard in front of the entrance to Bella Vista Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, January 9, 2016 (Reuters)
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The three foreign tourists who were stabbed in an attack in Hurghada Friday night in a hotel have “minor injuries,” Egypt’s tourism minister, Hisham Zaazou, told the MENA state news agency.

One of the tourists has already been discharged from hospital.

The attack took place at Bella Vista Hotel in the busy downtown area of Hurghada, a popular tourist resort located on the Red Sea.

Hotel security shot at the attackers, killing one and severely injuring and detaining the other, according to a statement from the interior ministry.

Both men were able to enter the hotel through a restaurant facing the street, according to a police statement.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis — now affiliated with the Islamic State group — has claimed responsibility for many lethal militant attacks in Egypt in recent months, mainly in troubled North Sinai.

 

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