Potential Egyptian presidential candidate survives assassination attempt
Sami Anan, a potential candidate in the Egyptian elections, survived an assassination attempt. (Image courtesy of Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Sami Anan, Egypt's former army chief of staff and potential presidential contender, said he survived an assassination attempt, a spokesperson said Monday.
Anan told Al Arabiya correspondent Randa Abul Azm that armed men driving a vehicle chased him and opened fire at him while but he was able to escape.
A spokesperson for Anan earlier told Anadolu Agency that the was former military strongman, who is posed to challenge Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the upcoming presidential race, escaped two cars that chased him while he was returning home.
"Anan was attacked by two cars while he was going home, but his driver managed to escape," Eman Ahmed, Anan's spokesperson, told Anadolu.
Anan told Al Arabiya that a detailed statement about the assassination attempt would be released by his office later.