Presidency denies news its cars being attacked

CAIRO: The presidency denied Thursday news circulated on some media outlets that some of its vehicles had been attacked by assailants during their way back to Cairo from Sharm el-Sheikh.

“This news is completely unfounded, and the presidency calls on all media outlets to check the accuracy of any news before publishing it,” the presidency said in a statement.

Earlier this morning, privately owned newspaper el-Watan, and other websites, posted the news online, but removed the story afterwards. Youm7 also reported a security source in South Sinai as saying that presidential cars, by which security guards and other employees were travelling, were attacked, leaving no casualties.

Egyptian presidents fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, about 505 kilometers away from Cairo, to attend conferences, rather than travel by car.

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