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Security official denies attempt on VP

Security official denies assassination attempt on Omar Suleiman and blames the Muslim Brotherhood for spreading false information

Ahmed Eleiba, Saturday 5 Feb 2011

A security official denied circulating reports that Egypt’s newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman survived an assassination attempt that left two of his body guards dead.

The source said that the information is “completely false,” and denied that Suleiman was in the area were the alleged assassination attempt took place. The source accused the Muslim Brotherhood of spreading the rumor about an attempt made on the life of Suleiman.

News about an assassination attempt on Suleiman’s life was first reported on Fox news network on Friday evening. The network claimed that armed assassins targeted Suleiman’s convoy killing two of his bodyguards. They told the network that it was an “organized attack on Suleiman’s motorcade, ” but said it had no independent confirmation of the report.




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