Two tourists 'killed' and four wounded in Egypt beach resort stabbing

5 policemen shot dead in Egypt ambush – state media

5 policemen shot dead in Egypt ambush – state media

It gave no further details and did not provide the nationalities of the tourists.

Two Ukrainian tourists have been reportedly killed and four other tourists were wounded after an assailant had attacked them with a knife on a beach in Egypt's Hurghada.

He has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

The motive for the attack is not known.

The nationalities of the tourists were not announced by the Ministry of Interior.

It is believed the incident took place on a beach in the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada. As well as being renowned for scuba diving, it also has a host of resorts, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

The attack came hours after five policemen were shot to death in Cairo's twin city of Giza when suspected Islamic militants opened fire on their vehicle early in the morning.

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