At least Two Israeli tourists died today and several were injured by “indiscriminate” shooting by an Egyptian police officer in the Mediterranean city of Alexandriain the north of the country, in an action that coincides with the war between the Islamist movement Hamas and Israel, a security source informed EFE.
In addition, the Israeli Foreign Ministry assures that the Egyptian guide who accompanied the group has also been killed, according to Reuters.
The policeman, who has already been arrestedfired “indiscriminately using his weapon against the group of Israeli tourists, causing the death of two and wounding others,” said the source, who requested anonymity.
According to the source, The shooting took place in the Pompeo Column areain the district of Al Mansheya, in Alexandria, and was perpetrated by a member in charge of security in the area, without the motives that led the police officer to shoot at the group of tourists being known so far.
So far, the Egyptian Government has not reacted to this information.