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French tourist killed in shooting in Egypt

Written By Ivan Kolev on Saturday, January 28, 2012 | 11:49 PM

EL-ARISH, Egypt -- A French tourist was killed in a shooting in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday after a group of Bedouins opened fire while trying to rob a currency exchange, police said Saturday.

Two police officials said the 42-year-old man died immediately from gunshot wounds to the stomach and thigh.

They said the gunmen began shooting after police arrived on the scene and tried to stop them from robbing the money exchange. A German tourist and two Egyptians were also wounded, the officials said.

The gunmen escaped with an unknown amount of money.

Sharm el-Sheikh, 250 miles southeast of Cairo, is a popular tourist destination.

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