Man shot dead by extremists for operating bar selling alcoholBy Mason White 5:09 AM June 5, 2013
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By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A man was executed by extremists after he was charged with operating a business which sold alcoholic beverages, according to a statement released by Egyptian security forces.
Several Islamic extremists have shot dead the man selling alcohol in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, which is a popular tourist destination.
The man was identified as 28-year-old Rami Ahmed. The man ran a bar in El-Arish, located in the northern Sinai.
He died from a hail of bullets fired by four armed men.
“We believe that radical Islamists are behind this incident,” police said.
Ahmed came from the Nile Delta, north of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, a fact that led the researchers to rule out a dispute between local tribes as a motive for the killing.
Islamist extremists have gained influence in the Sinai since the February 2011 overthrow of long-term President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view