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Germany Confirms 2 of Its Nationals Stabbed to Death in Egypt

A motorcyclist rides past a police vehicle parked at the El Salam Hospital, after a fatal knife attack in Hurghada, Egypt, July 15, 2017.

Germany has confirmed that two of its nationals were stabbed to death in an attack at an Egyptian resort hotel.

A German Foreign Ministry statement said "We can now sadly confirm that two German tourists died in the attack at Hurghada."

Officials say the female tourists were killed Friday when the assailant swam ashore from another Red Sea beach.

Egyptian authorities say the man has been arrested.

A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, "According to what we know, the act was a deliberate attack on foreign tourists - a particularly devious and criminal act that leaves us sad, dismayed and furious."

Four other people were wounded in the incident.

Hurghada is one of Egypt's most popular beach resorts, especially with Europeans.