Egypt: Ringleader of attacks commits suicide
The ringleader of three recent attacks that targeted Western tourists in Egypt has committed suicide, the prosecutor general said Saturday.
The official said Ashraf Saeed Youssef, 27, died Friday in the hospital he'd been transferred to a week ago for treatment after hitting his head several times against the wall of his prison cell.
Youssef, detained on April 30, is believed to be the mastermind of the April 7 suicide bombing near a tourist bazaar that killed three tourists, and leader of the group that also carried out a bombing and tour bus shooting the day he was arrested.
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