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Egypt's central bank governor robbed at gunpoint

Central Bank of Egypt governor, Hisham Ramez, has car stolen at gunpoint from his home in Sixth October City; security guard killed

Ahram Online, Wednesday 13 Feb 2013
Hisham Ramez, the head of Egypt Central Bank (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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The governor of Egypt's central bank, Hisham Ramez, has been robbed at gunpoint at his home in Sixth October City.

Ramez was waiting for the car to take him to his office in downtown Cairo when the armed assailants attacked, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The car was stolen and the governor's official guard was killed.

Ramez, who recently replaced longstanding governor Farouq El-Oqda, has told Al-Arabiya satellite channel that he believes the assault was a robbery not an assassination attempt.

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