Egyptian armed forces mistakenly killed 12 tourists

Egyptian armed forces mistakenly killed 12 tourists -

Egyptian security forces yesterday killed "by mistake" to 12 tourists among whom are Mexicans and Egyptians, and wounded 10 others , confusing the vehicles they were traveling with jihadis pursuing, meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) of Mexico confirmed so far two Mexican citizens dead and five wounded, without having clarified the causes it motivated the incident.

according to the official version of the attack Egyptian forces occurred when a joint patrol of police and the army was chasing "terrorist elements" in the region of the Western desert, said in a statement issued shortly after midnight, the Ministry of Interior of Egypt.

Interior said in the note that started an investigation about what happened and about the presence of the victims in an area described as restricted.

However, in this region of Egypt tourist trips are made to visit the oasis, although in recent years this route was limited for safety reasons.
Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu maintains contact with the ambassador Cairo in Mexico, whom he demanded a thorough investigation and explanation of the facts as well as the support of the Egyptian authorities to Mexicans, according to the office of EFE and Notimex.

ambassador Mexico in Egypt, Jorge Alvarez Fuentes, is accompanying with embassy staff to the five Mexican inmates in the Dar-el-Fouad Hospital, located in a suburb west of Cairo, where they were reported stable, he said the Aztec Foreign Ministry said in a statement .

the response of Mexican President

the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto condemned the attack forces Egyptian security to Mexican tourists were apparently confused by jihadists, and expressed regret at the death of the victims.

"Mexico condemns these acts against our citizens and demanded that the Government of Egypt a thorough investigation what happened, "said Aztec president last night in a message through the social network Twitter

Source:. Telam

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