The Iraqi branch of Al Qaeda said it killed him as an «enemy of God».
«The Egyptian Foreign Ministry … has received with deep pain and sadness the news of the martyrdom of Ambassador Dr. Ihab al-Sharif,» a Foreign Ministry statement said.
«The presidency expressed its regret at the passing of …. Ihab el-Sharif … who lost his life at the hands of terrorism which trades in Islam,» added an Egyptian presidency statement, carried by the state news agency MENA.(reuters/al-arabiya)