More than a dozen tourists shot dead by Egyptian security forces

AT least a dozen tourists and their guides have been accidentally killed by Egyptian security forces.

A statement from Egyptian interior ministry said that while police and armed forces were pursuing “terrorist elements” they accidentally engaged with a tourist convoy.

The ministry statement said the tourists should not have been in that area and their presence there was illegal.


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“The incident resulted in the death of 12 and the injury of 10 others who have been transferred to hospitals.”

The tourists are reported to be Mexican.

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