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One truck contained the assassination squad, led by Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli. As it passed the tribune, Islambouli forced the driver at gunpoint to stop.
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From there, the assassins dismounted and Islambouli approached Sadat with three hand grenades concealed under his helmet. Sadat stood to receive his salute Anwar's nephew Talaat El Sadat later said, "The president thought the killers were part of the show when they approached the stands firing, so he stood saluting them" ,  whereupon Islambouli threw all his grenades at Sadat, only one of which exploded but fell short , and additional assassins rose from the truck, indiscriminately firing AK assault rifles into the stands until they had exhausted their ammunition and then attempted to flee.
After Sadat was hit and fell to the ground, people threw chairs around him to shield him from the hail of bullets. The attack lasted about two minutes.
Sadat and ten others were killed outright or suffered fatal wounds, including Major General Hassan Allam, Khalfan Nasser Mohammed a general from the Omani delegation , Eng. Security forces were momentarily stunned but reacted within 45 seconds. Sadat was airlifted to a military hospital,  where eleven doctors operated on him.
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He died nearly two hours after he was taken to the hospital. In conjunction with the assassination, an insurrection was organized in Asyut in Upper Egypt. Rebels took control of the city for a few days, and 68 policemen and soldiers were killed in the fighting. Government control was not restored until paratroopers from Cairo arrived.
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Most of the militants convicted of fighting received light sentences and served only three years in prison. The inscription on his grave reads: "hero of war and peace".
Islambouli and the other assassins were tried before an Egyptian court-martial. All were found guilty, sentenced to death, and executed by firing squad in April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Terrorism in Egypt.
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