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Conscript who ‘mistakenly’ killed driver granted release

Police investigations found no explosives in the microbus where a driver was killed Friday

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Feb 2014
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Salah El-Din Ibrahim, the conscript who fired at and killed a microbus driver on suspicion of him undertaking a terrorist act, was released Saturday.

Ibrahim shot the driver and injured a passenger near a security checkpoint in Giza's 6 October City on Friday. 

The conscript told the prosecution that he had fired several warning shots but the driver refused to stop and instead stormed the metal barriers of the checkpoint.

He added that he shot at him after he suspected he might have explosives in the vehicle.

Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported Friday that the driver was driving in the wrong direction and approached the vicinity of the police station. However, he did not attempt to fire at the police checkpoint and police investigations found no explosives in the microbus.

Security forces, along with the army, have been a target of terrorist attacks since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013, killing scores of police and military personnel.

At first, the attacks took place in the restive Sinai Peninsula. Recently, they have been taking place in several Nile governorates.

Last week, four explosions hit Greater Cairo leaving six dead and 80 injured.
 

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Farhan
02-02-2014 12:19pm
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The real terrorists are killing thousands of innocents in the name of terrorism.
These fascists have destroyed democracy in Egypt and now they are killing innocents all around Egypt.
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02-02-2014 07:43am
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not the conscript's fault
Good the conscript was released. If the driver ignored the warning shots and sped (moreover, in the wrong direction!), breaking through the barriers of the checkpoint, it is his own fault and not that of the conscript. Police cannot wait until the explosives (hidden in a suspicious vehicle) detonate, causing more victims/damage.
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berman
04-02-2014 05:37am
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FREE SHOOTING AND KILLING IN EGYPT
How sweet is the life when just any nerd can claim terrorism and go kill who he wants without going to jail. How easy it becomes to just murder any person bothering you. But God doesn't forgive murder.
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