Tamil Diplomat

Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel

Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada.The attackers, armed with knives, were killed by police at the Bella Vista hotel after they stabbed two Austrian guests and a Swede, officials say.

The assailants were aiming to kidnap tourists, officials told the BBC. Reports say they raised the IS flag.Security forces are still searching for possible further attackers.The BBC’s Sally Nabil in Cairo says Hurghada remains on high alert with all roads in and out closed off.(BBC,2015)