Egyptian Police: Over 20 members of same family gunned down
Twenty-two people belonging to the same family were shot down in Egypt on Saturday, a police official said. Three other members of the same family, Al-Hanashat, were injured in the ambush set up by members of the rival Abdul Haleem clan near Sohag, in Upper Egypt, about 400 kilometers south of the capital Cairo, he added, according to AFP.
The victims were on board two minibuses, travelling from their village, Beit Allam, to Sohag, the provincial capital, when they were ambushed by five or six gunmen from the rival clan hiding in the fields, he said. The Abdul Haleems ordered the bus to a halt and strafed them with bullets from machine-guns, killing all passengers except three who took shelter under the seats and suffered injuries, he said.
The Al-Hanashats were heading to Sohag to attend the court hearing of two relatives charged with the murder of a Abdul Haleem family member last April, the official conveyed. (Albawaba.com)