Egyptian shot dead by U.S. fire in Suez Canal
An American warship fired on a motor boat in the Gulf of Suez on Monday night, killing one Egyptian and injuring two others, Egyptian security sources and witnesses said. According to Reuters, the U.S. ship Global Patriot fired on the Egyptian vessel after it ignored calls to stay away, the sources said.
The Egyptian vessel was carrying goods to sell to ships passing via the Suez Canal, the sources said. The U.S. ship had been awaiting permission to pass through the Suez Canal from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, the sources added.