Another attack in Cairo

The Washington Post today reported this:

Cairo – An American has been slightly hurt after being knifed in the legendary Cairo bazaar of Khan al-Khalili, just days after a French teenager was killed there by a bomb, a security official said on Saturday.

The victim, a teacher at the American School in Egypt’s Mediterranean port of Alexandria who was visiting the capital with his wife, suffered slight cuts to the face in the Friday incident.

Police arrested the alleged attacker they identified as 46-year-old Egyptian labourer Abdel Rahman Mohammed and were interrogating him, the state-news MENA news agency reported.

The suspect was said to have acted out of “hatred for foreigners because of the Israeli offensive in Gaza” that ended on January 18 after 22 days, leaving more than 1 300 Palestinians dead.

 The Post said it was a 21 year old who is  “mentally ill” according to the authorities.

3 Responses

  1. then why did the police arrest a 46-year old labourer?!

  2. Funny, this wasn’t covered out here very heavily at all.

  3. […] by ibnyaaqub on March 1, 2009 Rob at Arabic Media Shack has the scoop on this story about another foreigner being attacked in Cairo. I would have to say that even though […]

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