Egyptian Forces Kill Tourists After Mistaking Them For ISIS
Egyptian officials say a convoy of Egyptian and Mexican tourists was spotted in a restricted area and attacked by security forces.By Grant Suneson | September 13, 2015
Twelve people in a tourist convoy were killed by Egyptian forces in what officials are calling a "mistake."
Egypt's Ministry of the Interior said a military task force was pursuing terrorists when it "accidentally engaged four 4-wheel drives belonging to Mexican tourists who were present in a restricted area," killing a dozen Egyptians and Mexicans and injuring ten more.
The incident took place in Egypt’s Western Desert, which Islamic State militants have used to cross into the country from Libya.