Egyptian FM confirms assassination attempt on Omar Suleiman

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 24, 2011 14:04

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Thursday confirmed an assassination attempt on Omar Suleiman, who briefly served as Egyptian vice president during the last days of deposed president Hosni Mubarak.

Aboul-Gheit said in an interview with Egyptian television Wednesday night that the the assassination attempt happened a few weeks ago when Suleiman's car was fired at by an approaching ambulance. One of Suleiman's bodyguards was killed in the gunfire, and his driver sustained heavy injuries.


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