Egypt parliamentarian injured in apparent attack

February 24, 2012 17:44


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CAIRO - Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood parliamentarian Hassan al-Brins was seriously injured on Friday after his car was chased by unidentified assailants and forced into a collision with a lorry, his Freedom and Justice Party said on its website.

The incident, which occurred in the northern Delta district of Kafr al-Dawar, occurred just days after Brins had received death threats.The state news agency MENA said his car had collided with a lorry pulling a trailer. His party's website said he had been rushed to hospital by ambulance after his car was chased and shunted in an effort to make it overturn, eventually causing it to collide with the lorry.

Brins is deputy head of the newly elected parliament's health committee and a member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which emerged as the biggest single party in Egypt's parliamentary election.

He is the second Islamist politician to have been injured in a road attack within the last 24 hours.

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