Last Update 20:45
Sunday, 17 November 2019

Gunmen attempt to assassinate member of Islamist Wasat Party

Wasat Party officials say that a leading member in Damietta was attacked by gunmen whilst driving

Ahram Online, Friday 15 Feb 2013
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1212
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1212

Several gunmen attempted to assassinate a leading member of the Islamist Wasat Party in the port city of Damietta in the early hours of Friday morning, according to a party official.

Saad Abdel Ghani, assistant secretary-general of the party in Damietta, was driving his car in the Huways district of the city when gunmen opened fire on his car.

According to Essam Sultan, the deputy leader of the party, the incident took place at 2am on Friday morning.

“Several gunmen appeared suddenly and fired shots at Abdel Ghani,” Sultan wrote on his Facebook page. “He managed to speed away in his car, but the back and side windows were damaged. He had a lucky escape.”

Sultan said that members of the Wasat Party were not scared by “the actions of some ex-convicts.” He also accused the head of security in the city of conspiring with the gunmen to attack Abdel Ghani.

The Wasat Party was formed in 1996, and has often been described as a moderate Islamist alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. The party won 10 seats in the last Egyptian parliament.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.