2 Ukrainians Killed in Attack on Tourists in Egypt

FILE – In this file picture taken Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, tourists walk on the Giftun Island beach as the sun sets over the Red Sea in Hurghada, Egypt. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Friday, July 14, 2017 six foreign tourists, of various nationalities, were wounded when a man attacked them with a knife in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The ministry says the assailant was arrested immediately after the stabbings on Friday. It says the initial investigation shows the man sneaked into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach and stabbed the tourists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

An Egyptian security official says two Ukrainian female tourists who were among the six wounded in a stabbing attack in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada have died.

The official says the two women died shortly after the attack on Friday. The attacker stabbed six foreign tourists at a Hurghada hotel after swimming up to the hotel from another beach.

The official gave no further details on the four wounded. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.

Earlier, the Interior Ministry said that the assailant was arrested immediately after the stabbings.

-Maggie Michael in Cairo.

Source: Associated Press