Berlin has confirmed that two women killed by a knifeman “looking for foreigners” in the Egyptian resort of Hurghada were German nationals.
“We can now sadly confirm that two German tourists died in the attack at Hurghada,” a foreign ministry statement said. Initial reports had indicated that the women were Ukrainian.
The attacker killed the women and injured two others at the Zahabia hotel, according to officials and eyewitnesses who spoke to Reuters.
Saud Abdelaziz, security manager at the nearby Sunny Days El Palacio hotel, told the news agency that the attacker “had a knife with him and stabbed each of them three times in the chest. They died on the beach”.
He then jumped over a wall and swam to a beach at the El Palacio, attacking another two Europeans before being overpowered by staff members and detained.
An eyewitness at the Zahabia told Reuters the attacker “was looking for foreigners and he didn’t want any Egyptians”…
Terreuraanslag Hurghada blijkt islamtische ISIS-terreuraanslag, Man stak twee Duitse vrouwen dood in opdracht van ISIS.
De man die twee Duitse vrouwen heeft doodgestoken in Hurghada handelde in opdracht van Islamitische Staat (ISIS). De man zou via internet contact gehad met extremisten van ISIS die hem zo bevolen buitenlanders aan te vallen, meldt het Duitse persbureau DPA op basis van informatie van veiligheidsdiensten in Caïro…
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