February 04, 2011

Egypt VP Target of Assassination Attempt That Killed Two Bodyguards, Sources Tell Fox News

Fox News

A failed assassination attempt on Egypt's vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, sources tell Fox News.

Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort to quell the unrest and possibly line up a successor.

A senior Obama administration official confirmed that the attack happened soon after Suleiman was appointed, on Jan. 29. The official described it as an organized attack on Suleiman's motorcade.

Getting real ugly..

By Matt Damon at 09:26 PM | Comments |