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6 tourists injured in attack arrive back in Mexico from Egypt

  • A Mexican man wounded in an attack by the Egyptian army while traveling in Egypt, is draped in a Mexican flag as he's transferred from the return flight to a waiting helicopter at the presidential hangar of Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.  Eight other Mexicans died Sunday when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    A Mexican man wounded in an attack by the Egyptian army while traveling in Egypt, is draped in a Mexican flag as he's transferred from the return flight to a waiting helicopter at the presidential hangar of Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Eight other Mexicans died Sunday when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Mexican woman wounded in an attack by the Egyptian army while traveling in Egypt, is transferred from her return flight to a waiting helicopter at the presidential hangar of Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Eight other Mexicans died Sunday when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert. Four other people died in the attack on the convoy, which was led by Egyptian guides. Their nationalities were not confirmed. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    A Mexican woman wounded in an attack by the Egyptian army while traveling in Egypt, is transferred from her return flight to a waiting helicopter at the presidential hangar of Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Eight other Mexicans died Sunday when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert. Four other people died in the attack on the convoy, which was led by Egyptian guides. Their nationalities were not confirmed. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

  • One of six Mexicans wounded in an attack by the Egyptian army while traveling in Egypt, is transferred from the return flight to a waiting helicopter at the presidential hangar of Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Eight other Mexicans died Sunday when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    One of six Mexicans wounded in an attack by the Egyptian army while traveling in Egypt, is transferred from the return flight to a waiting helicopter at the presidential hangar of Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Eight other Mexicans died Sunday when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

The six Mexican tourists wounded in an attack in Egypt have been taken in stretchers and wheelchairs to hospitals in Mexico after being flown back to their home country.

The five women and one man were taken off the presidential airplane and lowered to the tarmac on mobile platforms Friday.

Mexico's health secretary said the victims had suffered burns, respiratory problems or fractures in the attack Sunday.

The Foreign Relations Department updated its travel advisory on Egypt, advising Mexicans to "reconsider or postpone their plans to travel to Egypt."

Foreign Relations Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu said Mexico has sent a diplomatic note to Egypt demanding it respect the victims' right to compensation.

Eight other Mexicans died when Egyptian forces hunting militants mistakenly attacked their convoy in the western desert.