Russia and the Middle East
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Tourists injured in attack on Red Sea resort hotel in Egypt


Two attackers armed with a gun, knife and suicide belt have launched an assault at the entrance to a popular hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Two tourists were injured during the attack. Both gunmen have been shot dead by security forces.

An ISIL flag has been recovered from the scene. The assailants are believed to have arrived by sea. A German and Danish national are being treated for their wounds.

Egypt is in the middle of a wave of Islamist militancy. Last October a Russian passenger jet was downed flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg. Egypt found no evidence of terrorism, but Russia and the West believe a bomb exploded on aircraft. All 224 people on board were killed.