Gunmen Kill Senior Police Officer in Egypt

Security forces raided Islamist stronghold today


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.