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Swiss Couple Found Dead At Red Sea Resort

Egyptian authorities have discovered the bodies of a Swiss couple buried in the garden of their house in the Red Sea resort city of Hurgada.

An Egyptian security official said on January 3 that preliminary investigations suggested the two Swiss citizens -- a man and his wife -- were killed by the house's guard and two of his friends, who wanted to rob the couple.

He did not reveal the identity of the victims but said the couple went missing a week ago.

The Swiss Foreign Ministry confirmed the killings and advised travelers to be cautious.

Egypt's Red Sea resorts have been relatively safe and untouched by the turmoil and violence that started in the country following the uprising that toppled the regime of long-time President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters