Jihadi attackers armed with a gun, knives and a suicide belt have wounded three tourists at the entrance of a hotel in an Egyptian Red Sea resort. Security forces said the attackers arrived by sea to launch the onslaught on the beachside Bella Vista Hotel, in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
They claimed to have killed an attacker wearing a suicide bomb, and have seriously wounded a second armed with a knife. The two attackers entered the hotel’s outdoor restaurant at the front of the building and attacked the tourists.
The video, which was posted to Facebook and picked up by Egyptian media allegedly shows the wounded attacker being questioned while lying bloody and bandaged on the floor. He is filmed wearing only his boxers and moaning in pain as men with medical gloves slap his face and attempt to give him CPR – despite his being conscious.
‘Where are you from?’, they ask. ‘What’s your name, your name!?’ Throughout the man appears confused as he tries to answer their questions. 'How old are you? 31? 30?' one man asks. All three wounded tourists, reportedly two Austrians and a Swede, were taken to hospital, where one was treated and discharged, the security statement said.
Security officials had initially said the attackers wounded two tourists, a Dane and a German, but such discrepancies are common in the immediate aftermath of terror attacks. A member of the hotel's management staff who witnessed the incident told AP that said the attackers sneaked into the Bella Vista from a hotel next door, accessing the facility from the beach.