TWO tourists have been killed and at least four others injured after they were attacked by a knife-wielding assailant.
An assailant with a knife attacked six female tourists in a beach resort area of the town, Egypt's Interior Ministry said earlier about the incident.
Initial reports said those killed on Friday were Ukrainian, but the Reuters news agency subsequently said they were Germans. Three foreign tourists were stabbed at the same resort in January 2016 by two suspected militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.
Hurghada is one of Egypt's most popular beach resorts, particularly with Ukrainians and other European tourists.
There was confusion about the nationalities of the four wounded victims as well.
The motive for his attack was not known.
Investigations showed that the man had swam to the beach through a nearby hotel, the statement added.
The attack came only a few hours after five policemen were shot dead in Cairo's twin city of Giza.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but there have also been several attacks on the mainland, including in the capital.