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Palestinian shot dead in Sinai, wife critically injured

June 29, 2013 9:26 A.M. (Updated: June 30, 2013 4:23 P.M.)
CAIRO (Ma’an) – A Palestinian man was shot dead and his Egyptian wife was critically injured Friday by unidentified gunmen in the northern Sinai Bedouin town of Sheikh Zuweid, according to Egyptian security sources.

Ahmad Al-Marzouq Abu Bakra, 35, and his wife Yusriya Shehata Ahmad, 30, were travelling in their private car in the al-Ajra neighborhood of Sheikh Zuweid before the vehicle came under heavy fire, according to a security source. The source confirmed to Ma’an that the car flipped over after the driver received a deadly gunshot to the head. The wife sustained critical wounds to the head, abdomen and neck. Doctors at Al-Arish Hospital said her condition was critical.

Sources highlighted that the victim had lived in Israel for a long time and was recently deported to the Gaza Strip.

Separately, a military source told Ma’an that a number of demonstrators were killed and others were injured after an explosive device went off amidst some 3,000 demonstrators in Port Said city.

Earlier Friday a US citizen was killed in clashes in Egypt's second city of Alexandria, state television reported.

A medical source said a "21-year-old US citizen was killed. He was taken to hospital with birdshot wounds".

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