Official: 2 tourists slain in Egypt were German

2017-07-14 20:00


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Cairo - An Egyptian security official says the two tourists who were stabbed to death in a Red Sea resort were German, not Ukrainian as previously said.

The official says that four other foreigners were wounded in Friday's attack at a hotel in the Egyptian resort of Hurghada.

He also says the wounded included citizens of Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Earlier, another security official had said that the wounded were from Serbia and Poland.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

The contradictory information reflects the confusion in the immediate aftermath of the attack involving foreigners in one of Egypt's most popular resorts.

In Germany, the foreign ministry said it "cannot rule out" that German citizens were among the victims, but that it doesn't yet have that information. The German Embassy in Cairo is in close contact with Egyptian authorities to clear that up.

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