Egyptian army officer shot dead in Cairo suburb

November 28, 2014 14:01

CAIRO - An army brigadier general was shot dead by unknown assailants in in the Cairo district of Gesr al-Suez, security sources said on Friday.

The officer was killed and two others wounded when gunmen opened fire in a parking garage before fleeing the scene, the state news agency MENA said, citing an army statement.Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency in which hundreds of security officers have been killed since Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi was ousted last summer.

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