Senior military officer shot dead in Egypt

Egyptian security officials say gunmen have killed a senior army officer in the capital, Cairo.

Senior military officer shot dead in Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior military officer was gunned down Saturday north of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, according to local media. 

Brigadier-General Adel Ragai, commander of the 9th infantry brigade, was killed outside his home in al-Oboor city, north of Cairo, the media reported, citing unnamed sources. 

The Egyptian army has yet to comment on the attack. 

Saturday’s killing of the army commander is considered the first since President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, a former army chief, came to power in 2014 following the ouster of the country's first democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi in a 2013 coup. 

Last Mod: 22 Ekim 2016, 14:08
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