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.