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Morsi visits injured border guards in hospital

Egypt's president, who for 'security reasons' did not attend Tuesday's funeral, heads to Al-Qubba Military Hospital to visit injured border guards alongside Defence Minister Tantawi

Ahram Online, Tuesday 7 Aug 2012
Mohamed Morsi
Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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President Mohamed Morsi visited Al-Qubba Military Hospital Tuesday to check on border guards injured during Sunday's deadly attack that left 16 Egyptian border guards dead in North Sinai, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic language news website.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, alongside the minister of military production and several of the hospital's senior physicians, awaited the president's arrival.

Morsi visited four of the injured.

Earlier Tuesday, the funeral for 16 border guards was held in Nasr City at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldiers, with thousands of mourners in attendance. The highest ranking officials included Tantawi and army Chief of Staff Sami Anan.

President Morsi did not attend the military funeral after being advised to avoid the event for 'security reasons', following an earlier attack on Islamist Prime Minster Hisham Qandil by angry protesters.

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07-08-2012 06:04pm
Er... This article has absolutely no source. May i copy it to use it in a journalist school's curriculum (day one, chapter one, exercise one : what not to do when you're a journalist). Thanks
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