Egyptian Hotel Attacked by Militants, Two Tourists Injured

Two suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel frequented by foreign tourists in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, wounding two people, a security official said

One of the attackers was killed by a policeman and the second injured, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media. The tourists were wounded by knives, he said, even though the attackers were also carrying firearms.

Egypt is fighting an Islamic State insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, and militants have increasingly carried out attacks elsewhere in the country. In the past two days, a gas pipeline has been bombed and gunmen fired shots at a hotel and a tourist bus in Cairo, the capital.

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