Egypt's Sisi says faced two assassination attempts

Reuters News
Posted: May 05, 2014 3:48 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief expected to win a presidential election this month, said he had faced two assassination attempts, confirming rumors of plots to kill the general who deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.

Asked in a televised interview how many assassination attempts had been uncovered, Sisi said: "Two attempts to assassinate me. I believe in fate, I am not afraid."

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Michael Georgy)