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Gunmen attack Egyptian president

Disrupted Attack

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Gamaa al-Islamiyya
Other OrganizationEgyptian Islamic Jihad
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Time June 26, 1995
Narrative and Notes
ReliableGunmen ambushed a motorcade carrying Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to a summit of African leaders in Ethiopia's capital, but he escaped unharmed.

After the attack, Sudan's refused to turn over three people connected to the plot, leading to significant international pressure on the regime to stop tolerating extremists within its borders. This probably contributed to bin Laden's departure for Afghanistan the following year.1
PossibleThere is evidence Osama bin Laden and Sudan's ruling government authorized the operation. Funds from the Qatar Chariable Society may have been invovled, as well.2
1The Sept. 11 Commission Report, July 22, 2004.
2United States versus Enaam Arnaout, government proffer.
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