Russia Condemns Hurghada Attack, Supports Egypt's Efforts Against Extremism

© REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El GhanyEgyptian security personnel guards the entrance to the Bella Vista Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, January 9, 2016
Egyptian security personnel guards the entrance to the Bella Vista Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, January 9, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Moscow condemns Friday's attack on the Bella Vista Hotel in the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada, the Russian Foreign ministry said in a statement.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) —Russia condemns Friday's attack on the Bella Vista Hotel in the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada and supports Egypt's efforts to battle extremism, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

On Friday, unidentified gunmen attacked the hotel on the Red Sea coast. According to the Egyptian authorities, three foreign tourists – two Austrians and one Swede – received minor injuries during the attack.

"Moscow condemns the criminal actions against a hotel in Hurghada. We firmly support the Egyptian government and the country's law enforcement agencies in firmly resisting extremists of all kinds," the ministry said in a statement.

The Russian ministry reminded that there are currently no tourists from Russia in Egypt, as Moscow suspended flights to the Red Sea resort after a Russian A321 passenger plane crashed in Sinai Peninsula as a result of a terrorist attack in October.

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