World Bulletin / News Desk
Gunmen attempted to assassinate commander of the Second Field Army, Major General Ahmed Wasfy in Egypt's northern Sinai region.
Spokesperson of the Egyptian Army said in a written statement assailant opened fire on Wasfy's vehicle when he was inspecting troops in Sheikh Zevid region.
There was an exchange of fires between the assailants and Wasfy's convoy. One of the assailants was arrested while the other reportedly escaped.
A girl passing by was killed in the clashes.
Officials have yet to make a statetement about Wasfy's state of health.
The Muslim Brotherhood condemned the attack saying "Being peaceful is one the most important principles of ours."