On Friday, two German tourists were killed and four other foreign tourists were injured in a series of stabbing attacks in Hurghada, on the Red Sea. The Egyptian graduate responsible reportedly shouted that he wanted to kill foreigners, rather than Egyptians, and he was promptly arrested. He reportedly spoke to the two German victims in fluent German before stabbing them to death. It is unclear at this time what motivated his attack.

From the BBC

Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort

Two German tourists have been killed in stabbings at a hotel beach in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egyptian officials say.

At least four other people were injured and a man has been arrested.

The suspect is being questioned by police to determine his motives, the interior ministry said.

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From the AP

EGYPT KNIFE ATTACKER FIRST SAT, SPOKE WITH 2 GERMAN VICTIMS

The Egyptian university graduate who stabbed two German women to death at a popular Red Sea resort first sat and spoke to them in fluent German before producing a large kitchen knife and attacking them, security officials said Saturday.

Leaving them for dead, 29-year-old Abdel-Rahman Shaaban fled the scene, chased by hotel workers and security guards. He rushed into the hotel next door where he attacked and wounded four female tourists who, according to local media reports, included two Armenians, one from Ukraine and another from the Czech Republic.

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From Al Jazeera

Two tourists stabbed to death, four wounded in Egypt

A security official said the attacker, a man in his 20s who was dressed in a black T-shirt and blue jeans, wielded a knife and intentionally sought to attack foreigners.

He shouted in Arabic during the attack: “Stay away, I don’t want Egyptians.”

He stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet.

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