UN consultant shot dead in Egyptian capital

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CAIRO: The United Nations says one of its freelance consultants was fatally shot in the head while driving through an upscale Cairo neighborhood.

An Egyptian security official says the woman was not targeted, but died in a random daytime shooting Sunday while driving her Jeep on one of Cairo’s busiest streets in the Mohandiseen neighborhood.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

There was no immediate word on whether the woman was Egyptian or a foreigner.

Director of the UN Information Center in Egypt, Khawla Mattar, says the victim was a consultant with the women’s fund at the United Nations in Cairo and also worked at a medical lab.

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