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Egyptian military attack leaves eight Mexican tourists dead, six injured

September 15, 2015
The Egyptian military bombed the tourists as they were having a picnic in the desert.

The Egyptian military bombed the tourists as they were having a picnic in the desert.

Eight Mexican tourists were killed and six more injured when Egyptian armed forces bombed their tour group after mistaking them for terrorist insurgents on Sunday.

The governments of both countries confirmed the death toll on Tuesday. Four Egyptians were also killed and at least two more injured in the attack, which took place near the Bahariya oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert.

The attack occurred at around midday on Sunday, when the tourists, who were traveling in a convoy of four 4×4 vehicles, had stopped for a picnic. A witness said they came under fire from an Apache military helicopter, which then gunned down several victims as they tried to flee toward the top of a nearby sand dune…

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