Gunshots heard near Malaysian embassy in Cairo

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  • Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

CAIRO (Egypt): Gunshots were heard in Gamaat El Dawal where the Malaysian Embassy in Egypt is located here.

The gunfire occurred between 4.15pm and 6pm (local time) Wednesday.
Education Malaysian Egypt officer Zaliha Zulkifli told Bernama gunmen were believed to have opened fire at soldiers guarding an area. The soldiers returned fire. 

 "My son contacted me to tell me that electricity to our house was cut off a few minutes after gunshots were heard near the embassy. 

 "He also heard hand grenade explosions close to our house which is only 50 metres from the embassy," she said.

Zaliha said the last time gunshots were heard was on Aug 14. 

Malaysian Education Egypt director Datuk Dr Su'adi Safei said he saw vehicles fleeing from an area while he travelled along a highway.

 "My wife told me that she heard continous gunshots about 300 metres from our house," he said. 

Dr Su'adi and Zaliha are members of the Education Ministry delegation holding talks with Egyptian universities over the plight of Malaysian students since Monday. - Bernama
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