Mexican tourists killed in Egypt by security forces
Sept 14, CAIRO: Egypt's security forces have killed 12 people including Mexican tourists mistaking the convoy as militant groups at the Western desert of Al Wahat.
The Interior Ministry in Egypt has not given the exact number of Mexicans killed stating there were 10 others injured while they were travelling around an read that was off-limits to freign tourists.
"On the 13th during a joint military police and armed forces operation chasing terrorist elements in Wahat in the Western Desert, four pick-up trucks carrying Mexican tourists were mistakenly dealt with," the interior ministry said in a statement.
"The incident led to the death of 12 and wounding of 10 Mexicans and Egyptians. The area they were in was off-limits to foreign tourists," the statement read.