By: David Rice Re: Praise God! Kill infidel CAIRO, Egypt (ITN) Gunmen suspected of being M
By: David Rice
Re: Praise God! Kill infidel
CAIRO, Egypt (ITN) * Gunmen suspected of being Muslim
militants killed five people and wounded three others
Wednesday after climbing aboard a passenger train to attack
police guards. The police killed one of the attackers.
The gunmen opened fire as the train traveled from the village
of Mahras to Itlidin in Minya province, a militant-dominated
area about 135 miles south of Cairo. Police did not say how
many attackers boarded the train.
They killed two detectives, two civilians and one person who
wasn't identified, said the officials, speaking on condition
of anonymity. Two other detectives and a passenger were
Detectives returned fire, killing one of the militants. The
other militants apparently jumped off the train unharmed.
Police detectives often ride trains to guard against militant
attacks. Passenger trains and Nile River cruise boats have
been targeted in the radicals' campaign to overthrow the
government and create an Islamic state.
More than 630 people have died in the past three years.
Earlier Wednesday, police killed three suspected militants in
a gunbattle that erupted during a raid, also in Minya
province. One of the dead was identified as a military leader
in the main militant movement, the Islamic Group.
Yet another "Pat" Robertson wet dream. -- drice
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