Gunmen kill Egyptian general; ousted Mursi defiant at trial




 
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Gunmen kill Egyptian general; ousted Mursi defiant at trial
 
January 29th, 2014  
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Gunmen kill Egyptian general; ousted Mursi defiant at trial
By Shadia Nasralla and Sameh Bardissi CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamist militant gunmen on a motorcycle killed a top Interior Ministry official in Cairo on Tuesday in the latest blow to a military-backed Egyptian government struggling to curb violence and suppress dissent. General Mohamed Saeed, head of the ministry's technical office, was shot in his car outside his home in daytime. A Sinai-based militant group inspired by al Qaeda, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said it carried out the attack against the "apostate, criminal" Saeed. The shooting occurred hours before deposed President Mohamed Mursi appeared in court on charges of kidnapping and killing policemen after a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising that ended President Hosni Mubarak's three decades of autocracy.




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