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ITEM i. HIGHLIGHTS fM SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS MIDDLE EAST EGYPT
GUNMAN KILLS US CITIZENS IN CAIRO HOTEL
THECTOBER SHOOTING OF SEVERAL FOREIGNERS IN CAIRO'S SEMIRAMIS HOTEL RESTAURANT--THRIIE WBRE KILLED, INCLUDING TWO AMERICANS, AND FOUR WERE WOUNDED--APPEARS TO BE THB WORKINGLE GUNMAN, ALTHOUGH THE INVOLVEMENT OP ISLAMIC EXTREMIST GROUPSOSSIBILITY.
GUNMAN, SABER MUHAMMAD FARHAT ABU-QALA, WAS ABLE TO ENTER AND REMAIN IN THE HOTEL RBSTAUSANT BECAUSE HE WAS RECOGNIZEDUSICIAN WHO HAD PERFORMED AT THE SBMIRAMIS. FAR HAT APPARENTLY SAT QUIETLYABLE, IDENTIFIED WESTERN PATRONS. AND THEN OPENED FIREZECH AUTOMATIC PISTOL HE HAD CONCEAL BD IN If IS CLOTHING.WKmmWmM FAR HAT SHOUTED ISLAMIC INVOCATIONS AND SLOGANS ABCJ; PLIGHT OF BOSNIAN MUSLIMS BEFORE BEING ARRESTED BY POLICE.
police. both atypical op extremist attacks. also. as opctober, no islamic extremist group hao claimed responsibility por the attack. egypt's extremist groups. such as the islamic gamaat and al-jihad. usually publicly claim credit por their attacks, operate ih smalu teaks, and try to ensure escape routes. moreover, the gamaat has attacked egypt's tourist industry for moreear but has seldom deliberately killed foreign tourists bHH
we cannot. however, rule out the possibility that an extremist group was responsible por the shootings, in august, for example, the gamaat threatened to attack us targets in 6gypt and elsewhere ih retaliation for the arrest akd indictment in the united states of
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