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Egyptian officials said Sunday the body of an American who worked for Houston-based Apache Corp. was found in a car on a road outside Cairo.

The victim was shot to death in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.

Security sources said another foreigner who worked for Egyptian government-owned Qarun Petroleum was also found in the car, the AP said.

The second victim’s nationality wasn’t released.

Bill Mintz, a spokesperson for Apache, said the American was a long-time Apache employee who worked “with production operations and we are deeply saddened by his death.”

“Apache is working with authorities and a full investigation is underway,” Minzt said.

The attack occurred Wednesday on a road through the desert between Qarun and Karama, southwest of Cairo, sources said.

The victim’s name hadn’t been released by Sunday night because Apache was still contacting family members, Mintz said.

The AP said Apache has been working in Egypt since 1994.

Its oil and gas operation in the country’s western desert last year produced 198,000 barrels of oil and 912 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from acreage covering about 10 million acres.


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