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Two foreign women killed in Egypt beach resort attack


AFP
Cairo
Two foreign women were killed on Friday and four others were wounded when an assailant stabbed them at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort, officials said.
The governor of Red Sea province, where the resort of Hurghada is located, said two"foreign residents"of the city were killed in the attack, a cabinet statement said.
Although the attacker's motives were unclear, the stabbing will come as a blow to Egypt which has been trying to woe back tourists after years of unrest and deadly attacks.
There was confusion about the nationalities of the victims, with Egyptian officials and state media initially saying the two women killed were Ukrainian which Kiev's ambassador to Egypt denied. An Egyptian health ministry official said"the two foreigners killed earlier are Germans".
But Germany's foreign ministry, which condemned the stabbing as"cowardly"in a statement, said it could not confirm or deny whether its nationals were among the victims.

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