Nashaat El-Alwany, a journalist running for the upcoming parliamentary elections, was shot by unknown assailants in Nile Delta’s Kafr El-Sheikh governorate on Tuesday night, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
El-Alwany, who works as a reporter for popular Al-Ashera Masaa TV program and independent weekly Sout Al-Ummah, was transferred to the hospital in critical condition after being attacked following his electoral campaign.
His family accused five individuals from an ‘antiquities smuggling’ group of attacking El-Alwany after he published an investigative report on the theft of antiquities in the governorate.
According to his family, police have opened an investigation in order to identify the culprits.
Kafr El-Sheikh is one of the governorates included in the second phase of the elections that will start on 21-22 November as announced by the High Elections Committee(HEC).