Saturday, 9 January 2016

Jihadi Gunmen Waving ISIS Flag Killed Before They Could Detonate Their Vest After Storming Hotel and Opening Fire On European Tourist. (Graphic Pics)

Egyptian security services outside the entrance to Bella Vista Hotel, where the incident happened in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada

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 Jihadi gunmen were reportedly carrying black flags with the shahada, the Muslim testament of faith, written it white, commonly used by ISIS. Egyptian authorities today said the dead attacker was a 21-year-old student from the Cairo neighbourhood of Giza as video emerged of his accomplice being questioned as he lay injured in the aftermath.

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.

Killed: Security forces said they killed two of the attackers who had arrived by sea to launch the onslaught on the beachside Bella Vista Hotel, in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada

‘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.

Pictures reportedly from the scene posted by Egyptian media Youm7 shows the black ISIS flag and a suicide device (top left)

The slain attacker, he said, appeared to want to take a female tourist hostage, dragging her into the hotel's lobby with his knife held against her neck when he was shot dead by a policeman. The attack came just hours after the local affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack a day earlier on a hotel in Cairo near the Giza Pyramids. No one was hurt in the Thursday attack.