Suspected militants armed with knives injure a Swede as well as two Austrian tourists on Friday evening in a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the interior ministry said.
Security forces shot and killed one or more of the attackers as soon as they stormed the beachside Bella Vista resort, officials said, though there is no immediate info on the situation of the tourists, or on another.
Security sources said the attackers had arrived by sea as well as carried a suicide belt as well as a firearm. Officials said policemen shut off roads and had tightened checks around the region.
Norwegian Jon Torp told the VG paper of Norwary that at least 24 shots were heard by him as the attackers moved throughout the resort.
“I was within my room once I heard someone yelling. I will see a guy wave a black flag with white writings about it and went out on the balcony. He was crying loud,” Torp told VG.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault.
Security sources had previously said one from Denmark, one from Germany and two tourists were injured.
Armed men shot dead a soldier as well as a police officer while they were in their automobile in the Giza area, to the outskirts of Cairo, the state news agency said.
Security sources said those tourists were Israeli Arabs.
Tourism is important to the Egyptian market as a way to obtain hard currency, but has been ravaged by years of political chaos considering that the revolution that ousted veteran president Hosni Mubarak.