Egyptian taxi driver killed by Brotherhood supporters

Brotherhood supporters killed a 35-year-old taxi driver as he attempted to drive through their protest in Al-Dakahlia, Egypt. (File photo: Reuters)

Muslim Brotherhood supporters killed a taxi driver in Egypt during a protest Monday evening, Egyptian daily Youm 7 reported Tuesday. Initial reports identified the driver as Mohammad Badr.

Brotherhood supporters killed the 35-year-old as he attempted to drive through the protest.

Security forces later arrested 12 suspects who had fled the scene, the newspaper reported.

Al-Dakahlia security directorate said the incident stemmed from an argument after the taxi driver honked his car horn to pass.
Brotherhood supporters reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at the taxi, setting it on fire.

General Samer al-Mihi, a security official at Al-Dakahlia, said it was when Badr exited the burning vehicle that the protesters stabbed and killed him.

The preliminary medical report said the cause of death was a 5-centimeter wound in the neck.

In an interview with Al-Arabiya News, Badr’s father Jamaleddine condemned the Brotherhood, saying it did not know anything about religion and describing their members as "infidels."

Jamaleddine said he believed that his son was attacked because of a photo of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian army chief, in Bard’s car.

Mihi denied reports that the deceased driver had run over women.

He added that some suspects have been detained, and the police are in the process of arresting others.

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