Presidential contender and former Defence Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi - photo from his electoral campaign
CAIRO, May 5 (Reuters) - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief expected to win a presidential election this month, said he had faced two assassination attempts, confirming rumours of plots to kill the general who deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.
Asked in a televised interview how many assassination attempts had been uncovered, Sisi said: "Two attempts to assassinate me. I believe in fate, I am not afraid."
(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Michael Georgy)