Egyptian forces mistakenly fire on Mexican tour group, killing 12

September 14, 2015 7:55 PM

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Egyptian forces mistakenly fire on Mexican tour group, killing 12

CAIRO -- Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12 people and dealing a further blow to the government's efforts to project an image of stability as it fights an increasingly powerful insurgency, officials said Monday.

Egyptian officials said the group did not have permission to be in the area, but have not offered a full account of Sunday's incident, in which another 10 people were wounded. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto condemned the attack and demanded a full investigation, and his foreign minister said ...

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