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2 Germans killed in egypt resort

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Added On July 15, 2017

Two German tourists were stabbed to death and four others were wounded in a knife attack in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, south of the capital Cairo.
 
State-run Ahram Online website said the four injured include a Czech woman, two Armenian women and a woman whose nationality is unconfirmed
 
A local health official said the four were in stable condition.
 
Earlier on Friday, Egyptian ministry of interior said the assailant had sneaked to the resort from a nearby public beach and was arrested for interrogation.
 
No group or individual has claimed responsibility so far. Local media assume that the attack could be a terror act.
 
5 POLICE KILLED IN EGYPT CHECKPOINT ATTACK
 
In another attack earlier on Friday, at least five security personnel were killed when militants opened fire randomly on a checkpoint in the Egyptian province of Giza.
 
Egyptian security source confirmed that two policemen and three recruits were immediately killed in a gun attack on their fixed checkpoint in Badrasheen district, south-west Cairo.
 
Local media also quoted witness as saying "masked men on a motorbike have opened fire from automatic machines before fleeing the scene."
 
The witness said the gunmen poured flammable material on the dead bodies in an attempt to burn the remains, but the residents stopped them.
 
Remote areas of Giza have been center for sheltering Islamists and remnants of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
 
Egypt has been suffering waves of terror attacks after the military ousted former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
   
The Islamic State branch in North Sinai claimed responsibility for most of the attacks which have so far left hundreds dead in Egypt.