Local people in Port Said alerted euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim to the presence of a nearby sniper.
There was much pointing and shouting as attention was drawn to a building further down the street, where the sound of shooting was clearly coming from.
An orange ambulance did a U-turn; it was believed to be evacuating someone who had just been wounded.
It was claimed that minutes beforehand, four civilians were injured by the sniper’s bullets.
“There are snipers,” cried one man, in an agitated state. “They’re killing people.”
Others pointed out what appeared to be spent cartridges lying on the ground.
A closer look enabled a barred window in a low-rise building to be singled out. A figure could be seen peering out.
He was wearing a black mask, what looked like a camouflaged vest – and appeared to be holding a gun as he scanned the street outside.
The man’s presence raises more questions that it answers. Who was he: police, army, some kind of militant?
Our correspondent – who was taken to see more damage apparently caused by a sniper – says Egypt’s military have not intervened in the violence; rather they have been protecting buildings important to the state, such as banks, government offices and power stations.
By late Monday, the death toll in recent violence in Port Said rose to at least 42 dead and over 1,000 wounded, according to medical sources in the city.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Islamists seize border post between Syria and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
- 2Ukraine: renewed violence dents Minsk Summit hopes
- 3Sick of the ice bucket challenge? Here are five worthy alternatives
- 4Official ‘executed by flame-thrower’ over links to Kim Jong-un’s purged uncle
- 5Ukraine: Pessimism remains following Minsk summit
- 1#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians | euronews, world news
- 2Romania buys into bitcoin big time | euronews, corporate
- 3Rosetta the comet hunter arrives at its target | euronews, space
- 4Ellen MacArthur: making waves on a journey to a circular economy | euronews, the global conversation
- 5Japanese company brings the beach lifestyle to business | euronews, world news
- 6Earth Overshoot Day arrives earlier as we consume too much | euronews, economy
- 7US warns Russia that Ukraine aid delivery would be ‘viewed as an invasion’ | euronews, world news
- 8Renewing your driving licence within the EU | euronews, u talk
- 9Banking for everyone: Africa’s next big challenge | euronews, focus
- 10Russian aid convoy is ‘direct invasion’ says Ukraine | euronews, world news
- 11Wikimedia says taking a selfie is monkey business | euronews, world news
- 12Hundreds of Ukranian troops retreat across border to Russia | euronews, world news
- 13Edward Snowden: after one year in Russia, what now for the NSA whistleblower? | euronews, world news
- 14No candidates are likely to thwart Erdogan, says polling analyst | euronews, news
- 15Spain treats Europe’s first case of Ebola | euronews, world news
- 16Voting in Turkey’s Presidential election underway | euronews, world news
- 17WW1 centenary day ends with ‘Lights Out’ across UK | euronews, world news
- 18Love learning, stop hating! | euronews, generation y
- 19Precious power lost as Israeli strike takes out Gaza’s only energy plant | euronews, world news
- 20Elton John headlines at Paleo | euronews, le mag
Wires > News
- 02:08 CET U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners…
- 00:09 CET U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen
- 23:16 CET India’s Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip
- 23:14 CET Lebanese army shells militant positions in Syria border zone
- 23:07 CET Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia’s president-elect…
- 19:59 CET Libya warns United Nations of possible slide into civil war
- 19:39 CET Cameroon says kills 27 Boko Haram militants in border clashes
- 19:34 CET EU to launch mission to help Italy cope with boat migrants