9/16/2015 BBC News
A Mexican official confirmed on Tuesday that eight Mexican tourists were among the 12 people who died in an attack by the Egyptian army. The 12 were mistakenly killed by Egyptian security forces in an anti-terror operation on Sunday.
Egypt says it mistook the tourists for Islamist militants, whom its forces were pursuing in the Western Desert. It has apologised, but has insisted the group were in a restricted area. Local sources deny the claim. Egypt has been battling Islamist militants for years, with attacks escalating since the 2013 ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.