Bloomberg "Anywhere" Remote Login Bloomberg "Terminal" Request a Demo

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Egypt Activist Critically Wounded in Drive-by Shooting in Tahrir

Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Unidentified gunmen opened fire on protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today, wounding two people, including one said to be the sole witness in the killing of another activist last year.

The 20-year-old man who was critically wounded after being shot in the face was identified as Mohannad Samir, Health Ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar said today in an e-mailed statement.

Samir is an activist with the April 6 youth movement, the state-run Ahram Gate website reported, and was the sole witness to the killing of another activist in a demonstration in December 2011 near the Cabinet in which protesters clashed with soldiers. He had been imprisoned as a result of the protest, the website said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tarek El-Tablawy in Cairo at teltablawy@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.