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Members of the police special forces guard the funeral service of Egyptian-American Ahmed Zewail world's Nobel Prize in chemistry, who died last Tuesday at the age of 70 in the United States at his family's tomb in 6th of October City
Members of the police special forces guard the funeral service of Egyptian-American Ahmed Zewail world's Nobel Prize in chemistry, who died last Tuesday at the age of 70 in the United States at his family's tomb in 6th of October City, outskirt of Cairo, Egypt, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTSLK9W Mohamed Abd El Ghany—Reuter

Egypt Says Two Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Have Been Killed in a Shoot-Out

Oct 04, 2016

Egypt's Interior Ministry says two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a shoot-out with police Monday.

According to Reuters, Mohamed Kamal, 61, was shot dead alongside Yasser Shehata , in Cairo's Bassateen neighborhood after a police raid.

Authorities say Kamal was responsible for the armed wing of the group and had been sentenced to life in prison in abstentia.

He was reportedly a member of the Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau and the organization's administrative committee

According to Reuters, citing the Muslim Brotherhood's social-media accounts, Kamal disappeared on Monday but the organization did not provide any more information.

[Reuters]

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