By TRG Alerts Admin
○ Egyptian security forces killed at least 12 people when a joint police-military patrol fired on a convoy carrying a group of Mexican tourists in Egypt’s remote Western Desert.
○ Egyptian authorizes described the incident as a case of mistaken identity in the isolated Al Wahat area, where Egyptian police and armed forces are battling insurgent groups.
○ Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto condemned the incident and said he had “demanded an exhaustive investigation by the Egyptian government”.
○ The Mexican ministry said an “undetermined” number of its country’s nationals had been attacked and that it was in the process of identifying the two who had been killed.
○ The Egyptian interior ministry said it has formed a team to investigate the incident.
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○ Smoke plume results in safe evacuation of area. (Reuters)
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