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Prime Minister Hesham Qandil's car was vandalized by angry mourners on Tuesday as he attended the funeral of the 16 Egyptian security officers who were killed by unknown gunmen Sunday afternoon, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
The military funeral had began at the Unknown Soldier Monument after noon prayers. Eyewitnesses told Al-Masry Al-Youm that as soon as Qandil arrived at the monument, a large number of people attacked his vehicle. They raised their shoes in his face, and chanted against him. The car's glass was damaged, and the minister’s guards were forced to take a different street to avoid further assaults.
President Mohamed Morsy was scheduled to attend the funeral but did not appear.
Several other figures attended, including Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, as well as former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and Amr Moussa. The Salafi Nour Party and the Salafi Dawah were also represented at the funeral.
The funeral prayers were performed at Aal Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City.
Morsy was also scheduled to visit the seven guards who were injured in the attack afterward.
Ambulances will carry the dead to their home provinces.