At least one person was killed and two injured in a Friday attack at a resort hotel in Egypt for which ISIS extremists claimed responsibility, according to reports. Two gunmen who were also armed with a knife and a suicide device carried out the attack, but it was foiled when security personnel killed at least one of the assailants, reported Reuters.
The Islamic State group (aka ISIS) said the attack was a response to a call from the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to target the Jewish people, reported the Jerusalem Post. Officials said that victims at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada were tourists from Germany and Denmark, but other reported foreign nationals affected included Austrians and Swedes. The status of their conditions was not immediately available.
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The group said in a statement that light arms were used in the attack, according to Haaretz. Members of ISIS reportedly posted photos of the victims on social media.
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In another attack Thursday believed to be the work of ISIS, gunmen fired at a tour bus carrying Israeli tourists. There were 45 people on the bus parked outside of Cairo's Three Pyramids Hotel. No casualties were reported, according to Reuters.
The attack was directed at security forces, according to Egypt's Interior Ministry. One shooter was arrested at the scene, and another was found in another area of the city. To carry out the attacks, the gunmen traveled by sea, according to reports.
“One of the loiterers fired a homemade pellet gun in the direction of the security in front of the hotel, causing some damage to the glass facade of the hotel as well as the window of a tourist bus. No injuries occurred,” an Egyptian statement said.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the tour bus attack in Cairo, according to the Jerusalem Post. The extremist group has been tied to several deadly attacks, including the Dec. 2 Paris attacks, which left at least 130 people dead.