Escaped convict guns down one in Qena

An unknown assailant gunned down one person and injured others in the Qena Governorate city of Deshna after stealing a machine gun from security forces guarding the Mar Girgis Church.

According to officials, the man, who was not named by police, was an escaped convict sentenced to life in prison for a previous clash with a Copt.

Major General Salah Mazeed, head of Qena Security Directorate, was notified of the incident and has ordered police to launch an investigation and find the perpetrator.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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