Disgruntled employee kills 6 in Egypt rampage

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July 7, 2010 10:53

 
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A disgruntled employee of an Egyptian construction company on Tuesday opened fire on his colleagues, killing six and wounding 16, before surrendering, police and company officials said.

According to police, the gunman, a driver, pulled over the company bus on Tuesday in western Cairo, whipped out an assault rifle and showered his passengers with bullets.

The Arab Contractors company identified the assailant as 53-year-old Mahmoud Sweilam. In a statement issued after the attack, the company said he had hidden his weapon under the bus seat and then turned himself in after the shooting, which took place just 300 meters from company premises.

According to the security official, the gunman appeared to have suffered severe depression after he was transferred to a new position.

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