Tourists who were killed as a result of an attack at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, were citizens of Germany, Washington Post reported quoting Egyptian Ministry of the Interior.
According to the newspaper, a 20-year-old man stabbed six female tourists, two of them fatally. The conditions of the surviving women were not immediately available.
The killed women were initially identified as being from Ukraine, but the Red Sea Security Directorate confirmed that they are German, and said that two of the surviving women are from Czech Republic and the other two from Ukraine.
However, Hurghada General Hospital, where the women were taken, said that three of the wounded women are Armenian and one is Czech.
Egypt’s internal ministry said that the incident took place on Friday morning. The attacker was arrested, he is being questioned.
An eyewitness told the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Yawm newspaper that the attacker, who was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt, was speaking on the phone just before the assault. He also added that he had an encounter with the suspect, and that the man told him to stay away from him because “he does not want Egyptians. They are not the ones wanted (targeted).”
The women were stabbed in the face, neck and feet.