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Egypt: gunmen open fire on tourists in Red Sea resort hotel

Egypt: gunmen open fire on tourists in Red Sea resort hotel

Via The Guardian

Gunmen opened fire at the entrance of a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, wounding two foreign tourists, security sources have said.

The assailants arrived by sea to launch the assault on the Bella Vista hotel, the sources said.

Egyptian state television reported that security forces had repelled the attack after killing one of the gunmen who was wearing a suicide bomb belt. The wounded tourists were said to be German and Danish.

Earlier on Friday, Islamic State claimed responsibility for a non-fatal attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo the day before. It said Isis fighters were responding to a call by the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to target Jews everywhere.

Security sources said those tourists were Israeli Arabs. No one was hurt and Egyptian authorities said the attack was aimed at security forces.

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