At least two Israelis and one Egyptian were killed when an Egyptian policeman opened fire on tourists in Alexandria. The incident took place in Alexandria. The Polish Embassy in Cairo appealed for caution.
Extra News TV, which has close ties to Egyptian security services, reported that the suspect responsible for the attack had been detained. The reasons for the attack are not known. The incident comes a day after Palestinian militants attacked Israel.
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The policeman was arrested
Egyptian security services quickly shut down access to the crime scene. Amateur footage posted on social media shows at least three ambulances taking victims to hospital.
The incident occurred near the Diocletian’s Column as the situation in the Middle East escalated following Saturday’s attack by Hamas on Israel.
The Polish embassy has appealed for caution
“Due to the tense situation in the region, we recommend that tourists staying in the Sinai Peninsula exercise particular caution, avoid risks and limit activities outside of hotels,” the Polish embassy appealed.
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