First picture of Egypt terrorist attacker pinned down by heroic hotel staff after killing 2 tourists in knife rampage

The killer swam from a public beach onto a tourist resort before knifing victims as he shouted “stay away, I don’t want Egyptians” at locals.

Heroic hotel staff pinned a suspected ISIS terrorist to the ground after he went on a deadly knife rampage.

The killer swam from a public beach to the Sunny Days El Palacio hotel in the Red Sea tourist resort of Hurghada before stabbing victims.

He appeared to target only women and shouted at locals “stay away, I don’t want Egyptians”.

Two German women are dead and four others injured.

Astonishing images showed how the attacker was captured at the scene and was pinned down and wheeled away in a luggage trolley.

Initial reports were that the two women killed were Ukrainian – but Egypt’s Security Minister later said this was an error and that both were German.

There were also conflicting reports over the nationalities of the injured – some were said to be Polish, but others from Serbian or Czech.

The motive for the attack is now under investigation, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and security sources said.

But the attack bears similarities to the atrocity in the Tunisian resort of Sousse which left 30 British holidaymakers dead.

ISIS gunman Seifeddine Rezgui slaughtered the tourists on a beach at the Imperial Marhaba hotel in 2015.

There remains a large police presence at the hotel and on a nearby beach following the incident, local media reports.

The head of the consular department of Ukraine’s foreign ministry, Vasil Kyrylych, declined to comment pending official information from Egypt.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office released a statement after the attack, but has not advised against travelling to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

It read: “There was a stabbing incident involving tourists at a resort in Hurghada reportedly causing injuries and fatalities.

“If you’re in the area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities and your travel company.”

The attack came hours after five policemen were shot to death Giza when suspected Islamic militants opened fire on their vehicle early in the morning.

Three foreign tourists were also stabbed at the same resort in January 2016 by two suspected ISIS militants.

The attackers, armed with a gun, a knife and a suicide belt, launched the attack at the after they landed on a beach, security sources said.

Egypt’s security forces are fighting an Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula and militants have carried out attacks in the past on the tourism industry.

On May 26 an Isis gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya province, upper Egypt killing 30 people.

On April 9 Isis set off bombs in Mar Girgis Church in Tanta and St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, killing at least 44 people.

On 9 April 2017, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a 3-month state of emergency.

Brit holidaymakers have been warned to be vigilant at all times when visiting Egypt, avoid crowded places and follow the advice of the Egyptian authorities and their travel company.

The FCO advises against travel to South Sinai – with the exception of the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier – and Sharm el Sheikh; the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, excluding the coastal areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh.

Source: Mirror