Saturday, January 28, 2012

Frenchman Killed in Sharm el-Sheikh

Although details are sketchy, Egyptian officials announced earlier today (January 28) that a Frenchman, 42, has been shot and killed in the Red Sea town of Sharm el-Sheikh. A police official said that the victim died from gunshot wounds to the stomach and thigh.

COMMENT: Egyptian police and military sources have differing versions of the circumstances under which the French national was killed: one version is that the man was hit randomly in a drive-by shooting by Bedouin gunmen who opened fire on the Old Souk in Sharm el-Sheikh to avenge the death of a tribesman killed by police earlier in the day, while another version is that the man got caught up in gunfire during a bank robbery in the town.

This posting will be updated as new information becomes available.

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