Egypt Independent

Islamist candidate in Egypt elections shot dead in Sinai

Gunmen shot dead an Islamist candidate in Egypt's parliamentary elections in North Sinai on Saturday, officials said, where jihadists are waging an insurgency against the government.
Mostafa Abdel Rahman, a candidate for ultraconservative Salafist Al-Nour party which is seen as pro-government, was gunned down by two assailants on a motorbike, police officials said.
A party spokesman confirmed his death to AFP.