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14 Sep 2015

Mexican tourists killed in Egypt

Security forces is Egypt have accidentally killed 12 people, including a number of Mexican tourists in a botched anti-terror operation.

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The vehicles the tourists were travelling in entered a restricted zone in the Wahat area in the west of the country, the BBC reported.


At least two of those killed were Mexican nationals, the country’s foreign ministry confirmed.


Ten Mexicans and Egyptians were injured.


Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement that the four vehicles carrying tourists were “mistakenly dealt with”.

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