By Samer al-Atrush / AFP
Mexico’s foreign minister headed for Cairo Tuesday with relatives of some of her country’s eight tourists mistakenly killed by Egyptian security forces, demanding an urgent enquiry into an “unjustified attack”.
Claudia Ruiz Massieu said she wanted answers about the strike that killed 12 people.
The foreign ministry in Mexico City said Mexican diplomats “had access to the remains of victims” from the attack “and were able to confirm that they correspond to the six Mexicans who were part of the group of tourists”.
Six other wounded Mexicans remain in stable condition at Cairo’s Al-Fouad Hospital.
Egypt said the tourists entered a restricted area in the vast Western Desert and were “mistakenly” killed as security forces chased jihadists who had abducted and beheaded an Egyptian.