Cairo - Security officials say an Egyptian journalist
working for a state-run daily has been shot dead by soldiers at a military
The officials say the incident took place early on Tuesday
They say Tamer Abdel-Raouf from Al-Ahram newspaper and a
colleague were on the road after finishing a late-night interview with the
recently appointed governor of Beheira province.
They were stopped at a checkpoint and asked to show ID and
press cards. After they complied, the soldiers told them they had broken a
military-imposed night-time curfew.
The officials say Abdel-Raouf and the other journalist then
drove off without permission. A soldier from the checkpoint opened fire,
killing Abdel-Raouf. His colleague was injured when the car hit a tree.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with