Egyptian general and policeman killed in separate incidents

Both shot, officer was interior ministry advisor

28 January, 17:17

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, JANUARY 28 - Egyptian police are being targeted not only in terrorist attacks, like that on January 24 against their headquarters in the capital, but also by armed assassins. A general of the police and advisor to the interior ministry was shot and killed in Giza on Tuesday, while an officer guarding a church in the capital was also killed in a separate attack. The general, head of the ministry's technical office, was shot by two armed men on a motorcycle when he was leaving his home, a ministerial statement published by Al Ahram Online said.

    Interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawy said the killing would only ''fuel the authorities' determination to fight terrorism''. The police, he continued, ''will keep protecting this nation no matter what''. El-Beblawy also narrowly escaped an attack on his life in September. Unidentified individuals shot at a church in 6th of October City, a satellite town east of Cairo. A police who was guarding the place of worship was killed and another one was injured, report security forces. According to initial reports, the shots were fired from a car with three people onboard.

    Residents of the area were reportedly able to stop one of the attackers later, while two others fled on foot. (ANSAmed).

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