European tourists stable after stabbing at Egyptian resort

European tourists stable after stabbing at Egyptian resort

Three European tourists who were stabbed at a Red Sea resort in Egypt were only lightly wounded and are in stable condition, hospital officials said.

The victims – identified as Austrians Renata and Wilhelm Weisslein, both 72, and Swede Sammie Olovsson, 27 – suffered shallow wounds, a spokesman said.

Two suspected militants attacked the three at a hotel in Hurghada late on Friday. Security forces shot both assailants, killing one and wounding the other before arresting him.

An Islamic State affiliate claimed another attack on Thursday at a hotel in Cairo, near the Pyramids, but no one was injured.

Egypt has been battling an insurgency based in the northern Sinai peninsula that grew following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

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