Egyptian presidency on Wednesday denied a report in a Saudi newspaper that President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi had been the target of a botched assassination attempt last month.
Egypt denies report on Al Sissi assassination bid
Thursday ,13 November 2014
“This report is completely baseless,” presidential spokesman Alaa Yousuf told the official Middle East News Agency.
“The president did not face any assassination attempt. The presidency deals in all transparency with the people and does not hide anything.”
Saudi newspaper Al Madina, citing an unnamed security official, reported this week that Egyptian security agencies had foiled in October an alleged attempt to kill Al Sissi near the presidential palace in Cairo.