>> Dismayed and furious, that's how the German government has reacted to the killing of two of its Nationals in Egypt on Friday. The two female tourists stabbed to death at one of Egypt's most popular vacation spots on the Red Sea. Security sources say an Egyptian man killed the two women and injured two other tourists at the beach site Zahabia hotel in Hurghada, before swimming to a nearby beach and injuring at least two more holiday makers.
He was then caught by staff and arrested. A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman confirmed the deaths, describing the attacks as particularly devious and criminal. It is the first major attack on foreign tourists, since a similar incident at the same resort more than a year ago.>>
> In January 2016, two assailants armed with a gun, a knife, and a suicide belt arrived by boat on the beach at Hurghada and injured two foreign tourists, that incident claimed by Islamic State.
The latest attack comes as Egypt's tourism industry struggles to recover from years of political upheaval and security threats. Egypt is battling Islamist insurgents on the Sinai Peninsula. Most attacks are on security forces, but tourists have also been targeted in the past.