Two Ukrainians Killed In Egyptian Beach Resort Attack

Two Ukrainians Killed In Egyptian Beach Resort Attack

Recently, a man attacked tourists at an Egyptian resort near the Red Sea, killing two Ukrainian women and injuring four.

Egypt is facing a threat from an Islamist insurgency and the tourism industry is taking a hit.

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

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

The attack has not been claimed.

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The German Foreign Ministry confirmed Saturday it now has the "sad certainty" that two German female tourists died in Friday's attack. It gave no further details and did not provide the nationalities of the victims.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. It is the oldest of Egypt's more than 90 pyramids and the forerunner of the more familiar straight-sided pyramids in Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. "It is very early to know", told AFP an official of the ministry of the Interior.

The UK Foreign Office advised any tourists in the area to follow the advice of the local authorities and their travel company.

In January 2016, suspected Islamic State (IS) militants stabbed three foreign tourists at Hurghada resort.

Russian Federation swiftly suspended all flights to and from Egypt. The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but there have also been several attacks on the mainland, including in the capital. Dozens of Christians have been killed in church bombings and shootings since last December in attacks claimed by IS.