Egyptians watch from the windows of their apartments clashes on January 1, 2011 in Alexandria
Egyptians watch from the windows of their apartments clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in Alexandria. At least 15 people were killed Wednesday north of the Egyptian capital when an ex-convict went on a shooting spree, apparently over a family dispute, state media and judicial sources said. © Mohammed Abed - AFP/File
Egyptians watch from the windows of their apartments clashes on January 1, 2011 in Alexandria
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Last updated: August 21, 2013

Egyptian gunman kills 15 in family dispute

At least 15 people were killed Wednesday north of the Egyptian capital when an ex-convict went on a shooting spree, apparently over a family dispute, state media and judicial sources said.

Egypt's official news agency MENA said "15 people were killed when a dangerous criminal... opened fire randomly at passers-by."

The man, recently released from prison after serving time for his role in the deaths of 23 people, was reportedly seeking revenge over a family dispute. The attack took place in Mayt al-Atar village of Qalubiya province.

It comes amid fears of new lawlessness in Egypt, following deadly clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces.

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