Egyptian police arrest suspect in murder of Ukrainian employee in Hurghada

The Sunny Days El Palacio resort, where a knife attack took place, is seen in Hurghada. (File Photo: Reuters)
Updated 26 February 2018
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Egyptian police arrest suspect in murder of Ukrainian employee in Hurghada

CAIRO: The prosecution office in Egypt’s resort city of Hurghada has ordered the detention of an Egyptian suspect in an attempted robbery that ended with a Ukrainian employee’s murder, local reports have said.
The suspect was ordered to be detained for four days, pending investigations on Sunday, two days after authorities discovered the crime.
It is reported that the man, from the upper Egypt governorate of Qena, has been undergoing financial difficulties that prompted him to storm the victim’s apartment and attempt robbery.
The suspect, who is over the age of 30, did not know the victim before he was “surprised with her presence” at the crime scene.
He reportedly attacked the Ukrainian victim before stabbing her multiple times for trying to stop him.
Shortly prior to his arrest by police, he was also seen with blood stains on his clothes as he went to a laundry to get them washed.


Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants

Updated 19 February 2019
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Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants

  • Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected militants in two separate raids in the city of Arish in North Sinai
  • The two sides were involved in exchanges of fire

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected militants in two separate raids in the city of Arish in North Sinai, state media said on Tuesday.
The report came the day after an explosion in central Cairo killed three policemen.
Ten suspected militants were killed in the Obeidat district of Arish and another six were killed in the Abu Eita district of the city, state-run Al Ahram said.
An undisclosed quantity of weapons, ammunition and explosives were found with the six in Abu Eita.
The two sides exchanged gunfire, it said without elaborating. It made no mention of any security forces casualties.
The suspected militants’ bodies were taken to several hospitals in the city of Ismailia to be examined and identified, security and medical sources said.
Egypt has been fighting an extremist insurgency since 2013, mostly concentrated in North Sinai.