ISIS Terrorist Shot Dead Before Detonate Suicide Vest in Egypt Red Sea Resort
Terrorists armed with a gun, knives and a suicide belt have wounded three tourists at the entrance of a hotel in an Egyptian Red Sea resort.
Security forces said the attackers arrived by sea to launch the onslaught on the beachside Bella Vista Hotel, in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
They claimed to have killed an attacker wearing a suicide bomb, and have seriously wounded a second armed with a knife.
The two attackers entered the hotel’s outdoor restaurant at the front of the building and attacked the tourists.
Egyptian authorities today said the dead attacker was a 21-year-old student from the Cairo neighborhood of Giza as video emerged of his accomplice being questioned as he lay injured in the aftermath.
The video, which was posted to Facebook and picked up by Egyptian media allegedly shows the wounded attacker being questioned while lying bloody and bandaged on the floor.
All three wounded tourists, reportedly two Austrians and a Swede, were taken to hospital, where one was treated and discharged, the security statement said.
The slain attacker, he said, appeared to want to take a female tourist hostage, dragging her into the hotel’s lobby with his knife held against her neck when he was shot dead by a policeman.
The attack came just hours after the local affiliate of the ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack a day earlier on a hotel in Cairo near the Giza Pyramids. No one was hurt in the Thursday attack.