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20-Year-Old Egyptian Saves 16 People by Throwing Himself on a Suicide Bomber


A 20-year-old Egyptian soldier died after throwing himself on a suicide bomber to protect his colleagues.

Mohamed Ayman Shaweeka, with his 21st birthday just 15 days away, saved 16 people when he sacrificed his life by embracing a suicide bomber with his body moments before the explosion occurred.

According to Al-Ahram and Youm7, the young soldier, who has been praised on social media and on television as a hero, confronted the attacker in the town of Al-Masaeed in the North Sinai city of El-Arish.

Since the incident, a number of Egyptians have pledged to support the soldier’s family and have widely circulated his photographs on social media.

On Khairy Ramadan’s television show, which is hosted by CBC Egypt, one anonymous donor pledged EGP 100,000 for Mohamed Ayman’s family.

Meanwhile, on his television show, Amr Adeeb said that a businessman had pledged another EGP 100,000 to the young man’s family. Adeeb added that the business man has also decided to pay for the ‘umra’ (a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia undertaken by Muslims) of Mohamed


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