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Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil survived an attack on his convoy by a group of armed men late Sunday evening, in an incident that led to one death.
A vehicle intervened in the prime minister's convoy and when the security guards tried to push it away, one of its passengers opened fire on the security vehicle.
While running away, the vehicle hit a policeman and a citizen but the police managed to bust the vehicle and arrest the five attackers after a pursuit.
Taha Hassan, a street vendor who was passing near the site of the incident, was hit by the vehicle during the incident, and transferred to 6 October Hospital in Dokki where he died.
The interior ministry statement revealed that the armed men were on their way for a fight with some people in another area.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian cabinet said that the armed attack was not politically motivated but this was a criminal incident.
The prosecution decided to detain the defendants for four days pending investigations.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 5, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 6, 2013
Video Size: 169 MB
- Various shots of the defendants at the security office after being arrested
- Various shots of the armaments used in the incident
- Various shots of security official while investigating with the defendants
- Various shots of the vehicle which attacked the PM convoy
Al Wefaq Council
Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.
Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.
For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.