Egyptian interior ministry official assassinated
General Mohammad Saeed, head of the technical office of the minister of interior, was targeted by gunmen
An Egyptian interior ministry official was shot dead in Cairo by gunmen on a motorbike on Tuesday, security officials and medics said.
Meanwhile, a policeman was killed and another was wounded when gunmen attacked a Coptic church in the 6th of October City, a district in Giza Governorate.
One of the assailants was reportedly abducted by residents.
General Mohammad Saeed died in hospital after he was shot in his head and chest, officials said, adding that the assailants fled after the attack.
“General Mohammad Saeed, head of the technical office of the minister of interior, was targeted by gunmen inside a car who shot him and fled,” said one of the officials, according to Reuters news agency.
Saeed was a police general and an aide to Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim, who survived an assassination attempt last year.
Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on security forces since the army toppled president Mohammad Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July.