Egyptian policeman kills Israeli tourists in Alexandria: Reports

Two Israelis and an Egyptian national killed in firing by a policeman in the Mediterranean city, according to local media reports.

An Egyptian policeman has opened fire on tourists in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least two Israeli nationals and one Egyptian, according to local media reports.

Extra News television channel, which has close ties to Egyptian security agencies, quoted an unidentified security official as saying that another person was wounded in the attack on an Israeli tour group in Pompey’s Pillar site in Alexandria.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry identified the wounded as an Israeli who suffered moderate injuries. The ministry said in a statement that Israeli authorities were working with the Egyptian government to bring the Israelis home.

The suspected assailant was detained and the site of the attack was cordoned off, according to the Extra News.

A video circulating on social media showed at least three ambulances apparently taking the victims to hospitals.

Sunday’s attack came as Israel carried out air raids on the Gaza Strip as it battled Hamas fighters, who killed about 250 Israelis after crossing into Israeli territory.

At least 313 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli siege for the past 16 years.

Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies