24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Gunmen Kill Senior Police Officer in Egypt

CAIRO — Militant gunmen killed a senior police officer and injured 10 others on Thursday when security forces raided a bastion of Islamist support on the outskirts of the capital, redoubling fears of a violent backlash against the recent military takeover.

Security officials said the officer, Gen. Nabil Farag, the assistant security director for the province of Giza, was killed when a large convoy of military tanks and police armored vehicles rolled into the town of Kardasa, across the Nile from Cairo, in an attempt to flush out Islamist militants hiding out there.

Source: New York Times. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.