Two tourists dead following mass stabbing at Egyptian hotel resort of Hurghada

Egypt stabbing

Egypt stabbing

A suspect has been arrested, and the victims have been taken to a hospital for treatment, the ministry said.

Their nationalities were not immediately clear, but at least one of the tourists is a dual Ukrainian-Russian national, according to Russian media citing the consulate in Egypt.

The tourists who died were Ukrainian, the interior ministry said.

Three tourists were injured in a similar attack at the Bella Vista Hotel in Hurghada in January 2016.

Tourists walk on the Giftun Island beach as the sun sets over the Red Sea in Hurghada, Egypt, in August 2015. The tourists were stabbed in the face, neck and feet, he said.

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It said the initial investigation showed the man got into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach and attacked the tourists, of various nationalities.

Sources said the motive for his attack was not known.

No names were immediately released, and details about the victims' conditions weren't available.

The attack came after five police officers were shot dead in Cairo's twin city of Giza when suspected Islamic militants opened fire on their vehicle early on Friday morning.

Egypt's state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a security checkpoint in Cairo, killing five security forces.

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