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German tourists killed in Egypt stabbing

Two German tourists were killed Friday in a stabbing attack at a popular Egyptian resort, the German government confirmed Saturday. "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," said a statement from the German foreign ministry.

The two tourists, both women, were at the beach in Hurghada, a resort town on the Red Sea, when they were killed. The stabber injured four other people before he was tackled by hotel staff and arrested. His motives are under investigation, but statements from resort staff indicate he was only attacking foreign visitors.