ISMAILIA - A senior Egyptian general was shot dead by militants on Friday near his home in North Sinai where an Islamic State insurgency is raging, health and security sources said, the second such incident in as many weeks.
Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General Hesham Mahmoud Abualazm, 47, on the street from a moving car in Arish city, North Sinai's provincial capital, the sources said. He died instantly.
Abualazm was on a visit to Arish and does not serve in Sinai, the sources added. There was no official statement from Egypt's military.