Army brigadier general shot dead in Cairo suburb: sources

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An army brigadier general was shot dead by unknown assailants 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 Mursi was ousted last summer. (Reporting By Ahmed Tolba; Writing By Shadi Bushra; Editing by Kevin Liffey)