European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition


An Egyptian hospital official says two Austrians and a Swede stabbed at an Egyptian Red Sea resort were only lightly wounded and are in stable condition.

The official, who requested anonymity in line with regulations, identified the victims as Renata and Wilhelm Weisslein, both 72, and Sammie Olovsson, 27. The official says they suffered shallow wounds.

Two suspected militants attacked the three at a hotel in Hurghada late Friday. Security forces shot both assailants, killing one and wounding the other before arresting him.

An Islamic State affiliate claimed an attack Thursday on a hotel in Cairo near the Pyramids that did not wound anyone.

Egypt has been battling an insurgency based in the northern Sinai Peninsula that grew following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.