Russia condemns Hurghada hotel terrorist attack
Security is ramped up outside a hotel where two attackers opened fire in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Hurghada, Egypt, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

CAIRO: The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Hurghada that wounded three European tourists, Russian news website Sputnik reported Sunday.

“Moscow condemns the criminal actions against a hotel in Hurghada. We firmly support the Egyptian government and the country’s law enforcement agencies in firmly resisting extremists of all kinds,” Sputnik quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying Saturday.

Unidentified gunmen attacked Bella Vista Hotel in Hurghada Friday night and stabbed three European tourists; two Austrians and a Swede, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday.

Two men armed with knives and pellet guns attacked the tourists in the restaurant at the front of the seaside, four-star Bella Vista Hotel. Security forces shot dead one of the assailants while the other fled the scene but was arrested latter, according to the statement.

The three European tourists suffered shallow wounds and their health condition is stable, medical source told Youm7 Saturday.

Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou and Hurghada governor Ahmed Abdullah had visited the European tourists at the hospital Saturday.

The attack is expected to have a bad impact on tourism; an industry which has seen several blows following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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