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Foreign Tourists Stabbed At Egypt Hotel


Two attackers have stabbed and wounded three foreign tourists in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

The Interior Ministry said two assailants armed with knives had entered the four-star Bella Vista Hotel on January 8 and attacked the tourists.

Security forces opened fire at the attackers, killing one and seriously wounding the other.

The three wounded tourists -- two from Austria and one from Sweden -- were stabbed but their wounds are not serious.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Egypt has seen a wave of terrorist attacks since the army toppled Islamist President Muhammad Morsi in July 2013.

In October, a Russian carrier crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board, most them Russians returning home from the resort of Sharm al-Sheikh. The Islamic State group has said it had smuggled explosives on board.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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