Egypt: US-flagged ship involved in Suez canal fatal shooting

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March 25, 2008 00:30

 
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An Egyptian man was shot dead and two others wounded in an incident involving a US-flagged cargo ship traversing the Suez Canal in the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian security officials reported late Monday. After sunset, a motor boat carrying three Egyptians approached the "Global Patriot" with the intent of selling products when the ship opened fire on it with tracer bullets killing Mohammed Fouad and wounding the other two occupants, said an Egyptian navy official on customary condition of anonymity. A police official in Cairo, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident, adding that some hundred other boat vendors had since gathered near the cargo ship and were demanding an investigation into the shooting.

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