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  Adar 20, 5771 , 24/02/11

Egypt Confirms Suleiman Assassination Attempt

Egypt on Thursday confirmed that there had been an assassination attempt on Omar Suleiman, who had been appointed Vice-President by deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-gheit  said Thursday that the attempt to kill Suleiman had taken place last week, confirming statements by other Egyptian officials earlier Thursday. Suleiman was not injured, Abul-gheit said, but one of his bodyguard's was killed in the attack.

The assassination attempt reportedly occured on February 4, a week before Mubarak resigned.

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