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French tourist killed in Egypt

world Updated: Jan 30, 2012 11:38 IST

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A 42-year-old French tourist was killed by robbers at a currency exchange shop in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Xinhua reported.

The masked gunmen robbed the shop and exchanged fire with the security forces.

Two others, a German tourist and an Egyptian citizen, were injured.

The French man was shot in his stomach and legs.

Sharm El-Sheikh, one of the most famous tourist resorts in Egypt, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.