Man swam across beach, stabbed tourists

Man swam across beach, stabbed tourists

The German Embassy in Cairo is in close contact with Egyptian authorities to clear that up, it added.

The head of the consular department of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry, Vasil Kyrylych, declined comment pending official information from Egypt.

The interior ministry has not issued any more details about the assailant or his motives, nor any details about the injured tourists.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office released a statement after the attack.

Many countries, including Germany, have issued travel warnings to Egypt in general and the Sinai Peninsula in particular.

This seaside resort on the Red sea is very popular with european tourists. They were being treated a local hospital.

The ministry said all the victims were women. Some media reported that the offender may suffer from mental illness.

Red Sea Governor Maj.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office said around 231,000 British nationals visited Egypt in 2016.

The streets of Hurghada were being heavily patrolled and security was stepped up outside hotels on Saturday.

Investigators believe the attacker swam from a public beach, according to the ministry. "The security man claimed the man he had let in used to work in the hotel and faced money problems with the administration".

The killings came as police and the army said they were closing in on militants and jihadists following a spate of deadly attacks in the Nile Valley and the Sinai Peninsula. "We will clarify some points for you to give you a clear understanding of what happened".

Al-Ahram named the resort where events took place as Sunny Days Palacio.

Pictures purportedly appeared to show him nabbed and pinned down inside a luggage cart by hotel staff. Egyptian tourist police and military forces eventually stopped the attackers, who were either killed or committed suicide.

"Stay away, I don't want Egyptians", the assailant had said in Arabic during the attack, according to the official.

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