The governor of the central bank in Egypt, Hisham Ramez, denied reports of an attempt to assassinate him.
The attackers targeted his wealth as opposed to his life, according to Ramez.
He spoke to Al Arabiya saying “the armed attack was for the purpose of robbery, not assassination.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the car of the governor was attacked by four armed people who exchanged fire with police officers. The robbers killed a police officer and hijacked the car.