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Mexico says 8 citizens died in Egypt attack on tourist convoy

  • Egypt’s ambassador to Mexico, Yasser Shaban, listens to a question during a press conference in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12. Shaban suggested that the Egyptian troops were confused because vehicles used by the tourists were "similar to those used by terrorists." He, however, did not repeat earlier assertions that the tourists were in an off-limits area. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Egypt’s ambassador to Mexico, Yasser Shaban, listens to a question during a press conference in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12. Shaban suggested that the Egyptian troops were confused because vehicles used by the tourists were "similar to those used by terrorists." He, however, did not repeat earlier assertions that the tourists were in an off-limits area. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Store clerks wait for customers outside their businesses at Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar in Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Sunday's airborne attack by Egyptian forces on tourists in the western desert, among the deadliest involving tourists in Egypt, came as the country has been trying to revive its vital tourism industry since the turmoil following the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Store clerks wait for customers outside their businesses at Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar in Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Sunday's airborne attack by Egyptian forces on tourists in the western desert, among the deadliest involving tourists in Egypt, came as the country has been trying to revive its vital tourism industry since the turmoil following the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shoppers walk through Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar in Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Sunday's airborne attack by Egyptian forces on tourists in the western desert, among the deadliest involving tourists in Egypt, came as the country has been trying to revive its vital tourism industry since the turmoil following the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Shoppers walk through Cairo's Khan el-Khalili bazaar in Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Sunday's airborne attack by Egyptian forces on tourists in the western desert, among the deadliest involving tourists in Egypt, came as the country has been trying to revive its vital tourism industry since the turmoil following the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)  (The Associated Press)

Mexico's Foreign relations Department said Tuesday that embassy personnel in Egypt have identified six more bodies as those of Mexican citizens killed in air attack by Egyptian police and military forces.

The deaths of two Mexicans had earlier been confirmed, bringing the total number of Mexicans killed to eight.

Six other Mexicans were injured in the attack. There 14 or 15 Mexicans who traveling on a desert oasis tour at the time.

Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on several vehicles used by Mexican tourists, killing 12 people on Sunday.

The other dead are believed to be Egyptians.