El Motamadia amok case
Date August 23, 1974
Location(s) El Motamadia, Egypt
Killed 8
Injured 6
Weapon(s) Submachine gun

On August 23, 1974 a gunman opened fire with a submachine gun during a funeral in El Motamadia, a village about 60 miles north of Cairo, Egypt, killing eight people and wounding six others before fleeing. The motive behind the shooting was not immediately known, though it was speculated that it may have been linked to a family feud.[1][2][3][4]


  1. 8 killed, The Straits Times (August 25, 1974)
  2. Gunman Kills 8 at Cairo Funeral, Oxnard Press Courier (August 24, 1974)
  3. Man kills eight at Egyptian funeral, The Kansas City Times (August 24, 1974)
  4. Gun wielder kills eight at funeral, Saturday Oakland Tribune (August 24, 1974)

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