Tragedy Takes Place at Ancient Roman Site Following Cop Losing Control

Two Israeli tourists were tragically killed in a shocking episode that unfolded in a historic Egyptian location.

Oct 8, 2023 - 22:57
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Tragedy Takes Place at Ancient Roman Site Following Cop Losing Control

Two Israeli tourists were tragically killed in a shocking episode that unfolded in a historic Egyptian location. Initial reports suggest that an Egyptian police officer had lost control and opened fire at the ancient Roman site.

The event occurred in the necropolis near the city of Minya, an ancient burial site for Christians. The site, encompassing thousands of tombs, was built during the Roman era and is a popular tourist destination.

Two people were declared dead at the scene, with another three sustaining injuries. One of those injured was also an Israeli tourist, while the other two were Egyptian nationals. During the incident, the policeman fired multiple shots into the air before aiming at the tourists.

Following the attack, the policeman was taken into custody and the governor of Minya launched a full investigation into the matter. Local reports suggest that the policeman may have panicked when he identified a foreign group of people on the premises.

The Israeli government has expressed its outrage and deep sadness over the attack. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Egyptian government to investigate the incident and take every step to uphold the safety of Israeli tourists.