May 5, 2013
One man was wounded in a firefight between the security detail of Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil and alleged thugs Sunday but the security service said the incident was not political in nature.
Bodyguards opened fire at a car carrying five people that had cut into the official convoy as it crossed the capital’s October 6 bridge across the Nile.
The fire was returned from the car before the driver and the passengers were arrested.
A security official said the suspects claimed they had been unaware of Qandil’s presence in the motorcade and had not shot at his car.