Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker

A picture taken today shows the entrance to the beach where an Egyptian stabbed to death two German tourists and injured four others the day before, in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Hurghada. – AFP pic, July 15, 2017.

POLICE today questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and wounded four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt’s hobbled tourism industry.

Judicial sources said the man who had swum ashore from a public beach in Hurghada to carry out yesterday’s attack confessed to sharing the ideology of the Islamic State (IS), although there was no IS claim of responsibility.

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