June 10, 1992 |
A prominent columnist was gunned down and died early Tuesday, and a Muslim extremist told interrogators he killed the writer because of his outspoken attacks on militant Islam, police said. Police said Farag Fouda's killer was a member of Islamic Jihad, the extremist group responsible for the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1982. Fouda, 49, was hit by a dozen bullets late Monday while getting into his car outside his office in Cairo's Nasr City.
January 29, 1991 |
Iraq on Monday predicted the assassination of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and said Baghdad-sponsored terrorists will soon strike against American and allied targets worldwide and turn President Bush into "a hostage in his Black House." "Honorable Arab and Muslim masses everywhere are preparing to join the great confrontation and announce the struggle to support Iraq," the official government Baath Party newspaper Al Thawra declared in a commentary that was also broadcast over Baghdad Radio.
November 10, 1990 |
A blind sheik who heads the radical Islamic organization believed responsible for the assassination last month of the Speaker of Egypt's Parliament was mistakenly granted a visa to travel to New York in an apparent attempt to raise money from American Muslim groups shortly before the killing, according to Egyptian security sources.
October 28, 1990 |
Egyptian police shot and killed two Muslim extremists Saturday and arrested six others as suspects in the assassination of parliamentary Speaker Rifaat Mahgoub two weeks ago, authorities said. Three police officers were wounded in a gun battle before detaining members of an Muslim group said to be the outlawed Jihad (Holy War). Two fellow extremists were killed in another gun battle in Cairo later in the day. A third extremist and a police officer were wounded in that clash.
October 13, 1990 |
The Speaker of the Egyptian Parliament and three bodyguards were shot to death Friday outside a Cairo hotel, only days after security officials said they had taken a list of potential assassination targets from suspected pro-Iraqi terrorists. Refaat Mahgoub, the second-most-powerful political figure in Egypt, was ambushed by four unidentified men with machine guns as he traveled in a motorcade to a meeting with a delegation of Syrians, authorities said.
August 10, 1988
Egyptian police shot and killed one convict and wounded and recaptured a second who escaped July 17 while serving life terms for the assassination of President Anwar Sadat, the Interior Ministry said. Mohammed Khames, 40, was slain Monday after he opened fire on police when they surrounded his apartment in a Cairo suburb, the ministry said. In a separate incident, police recaptured Ahmed Aswani, 31, after a gun battle.