Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gunmen kill ultraconservative Islamist in Egypt's Sinai

Alrighty then.
CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed the parliamentary candidate of Egypt's leading ultraconservative Islamist party in the restive northern Sinai city of el-Arish, the party said in a statement Saturday.

Mostafa Abdel-Rahman of the Salafi Al-Nour Party was shot dead in front of his home as he headed out to a mosque for afternoon prayers, the statement said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for killing Abdel-Rahman, the group's party secretary in el-Arish.

Al-Nour supported the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who hailed from the rival Muslim Brotherhood group.