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Posted: 3/15/2001 3:51:35 AM EST
Sheep shoots sleeping shepherd
March 8, 2001
Web posted at: 9:29 PM EST (0229 GMT)


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Shepherd Mokhtar Adam Fadl was sleeping soundly beside his flock when he was shot dead. Hours later police found the killer.

It was one of his sheep, police officers said Thursday.

The sheep killed Fadl by kicking his gun and accidentally firing it, the officers said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The shot hit Fadl in the chest as the 20-year-old Bedouin slept in the desert near Sidi Barrani, northwest Egypt.

Police in the district of Marsa Matrouh said they confiscated the locally made gun as it was not licensed.

They took the sheep away, but not to prison.

Copyright 2001 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Let me guess, they will have some sheep-kabab tonight at the Police station.
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