Egyptian soldiers on patrol in Egypt - 6 August 2015
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Tourists mistakenly killed by Egyptian forces

Security forces in Egypt have mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, during an anti-terror operation, the interior ministry says.

The tourists were travelling in four vehicles that entered a restricted zone in the Wahat area of the Western Desert, a ministry statement said.

Ten Mexicans and Egyptians were also injured and are being treated in a local hospital.

Katy Watson reports from Mexico City.

  • 14 Sep 2015