Media revealed the identity of attacked tourists in Hurghada men

Tourists attacked with knife in Egypt Hurghada named Abdul Rahman Shams Shaaban (Shaaban Abdul Rahman Shams). About it reports on Saturday, July 15, Al Arabiya, citing sources in the Egyptian security agencies.

According to the newspaper, he is 28 years old, he was born in the province of Kafr El-Sheikh in the North of the country. Graduated from the faculty of Commerce of the largest Sunni University al-Azhar.

As RIA Novosti reported with reference to Al-all Wafd, after graduation, Abdul Rahman worked for a year as an accountant in Saudi Arabia. According to neighbors, the young man lived in a big and friendly family, during his studies worked in Hurghada, where once again went after foreign training.

Previously, the tabloid Bild reported that the man who assaulted the tourists people were linked to the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). According to the publication, he communicated with extremists via the Internet and that they received orders to attack the foreigners.

The attack on the hotel Sunny Days El Palacio Resort occurred on July 14, killing two Germans, four foreigners were injured. Among them — the native of Ukraine with Russian citizenship, two citizens of Armenia and one of the Czech Republic.

The offender entered the hotel via the beach, swimming or after reaching there from the nearby public recreation areas. He attacked the tourists in the water, and then tried to escape but was detained on the territory of a neighbouring property. The motives of the assailant is unknown.