Two German tourists confirmed dead in Egypt resort stabbing

Two German tourists were killed in a knife attack at a hotel in the popular Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, officials have confirmed.

The German foreign ministry said it has the "sad certainty" that two German female tourists died in Friday's attack.

It did not give any other information on the victims.

Four other foreigners were wounded in the attack.

The ministry says in a statement: "According to everything that we know, this act was aimed at foreign tourists - a particularly perfidious and criminal act that leaves us sad, dismayed and angry."

Egyptian authorities say that the assailant, a man in his 20s, sneaked into the hotel by swimming from a nearby beach. He was arrested.

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