Egypt probes murder of Canadian businessman in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Wednesday 8 May 2024

The Ministry of Interior is currently investigating the murder of a Canadian businessman who was fatally shot in Alexandria on Tuesday.

Interior Ministry headquarter. Photo: Reuters


In a statement, the ministry confirmed that the victim was a permanent resident of Egypt, labeling the incident as “criminal.”

An investigative team has been formed to determine the circumstances surrounding the crime, the statement added.

The incident has generated speculation on social media regarding the motive and the victim’s identity.

An unverified statement in Arabic circulating on social media claims responsibility for the murder on behalf of an alleged jihadist group.

Israeli media outlets have raised suspicions of a potential terrorist act. They said the man’s identity is yet to be confirmed but asserted he was Jewish.

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