Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian presidential candidate, was attacked Thursday night after returning from a rally north of Cairo, says his entourage.
Three hooded gunmen stopped his car while returning from the city of Menoufia. "They hit him several times in the head, took the car and left," said Osama Ahmed, an official of his campaign team. This attack comes two weeks before the opening of registration for presidential candidates to be held by late June.
Aboul Fotouh was excluded from the Muslim Brotherhood, whose party came out winner of the first legislation of the post-Mubarak, spread from November to January, after refusing to give up running as a candidate for president.
Aboul Fotouh is considered one of the favorites of the presidential election to be held before the end of June, as promised by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (AFSC), which took over the country after the departure of Hosni Mubarak.