Sources are telling Fox News that a failed assassination attempt on the Egyptian Vice President has left two bodyguards dead. Although the reports are unconfirmed at this time, it signals an alarming escalation in the direction events are headed in the country.

A failed assassination attempt on Egypt's vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, U.S. sources tell Fox News, though that information has yet to be confirmed on the ground in Cairo.

Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort to quell the unrest and possibly line up a successor.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to address the assassination reports when asked by Fox News.

"I'm not going to ... get into that question," Gibbs said.

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