Election officials count ballots in Giza, Cairo on October 19, 2015 at the end of the first round of voting for Egypt's parliamentary election
Election officials count ballots in Giza, Cairo on October 19, 2015 at the end of the first round of voting for Egypt's parliamentary election © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
Election officials count ballots in Giza, Cairo on October 19, 2015 at the end of the first round of voting for Egypt's parliamentary election
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Last updated: October 26, 2015

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-Nur 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.

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