A few pictures have emerged of the slain police officers on social media as Egyptians mourn the loss of at least 30 police officers killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Giza, Egypt’s Western Desert.
Many Egyptians have expressed pain and condolences over the deaths in one of Egypt’s deadliest attack against security forces.
Below are pictures of some of the slain officers:
Special Forces officer Amr Salah was mourned by many Egyptians, including the director and actors of a recent Egyptian action movie that tackled terrorism.
“El-Khaleya” film director Tarek el-Erian and the movie’s star Ahmad Ezz have both offered condolences on the death of Salah, who they said have participated in training Ezz and fellow actors on police exercises shown in the movie. He also appeared in a few scenes in the film.
Friends of Salah said “he’s fun to be around,” dedicated to his work, and very friendly with his colleagues.
Lieutenant Ahmad Shousha was also among the officers killed in the terrorist shootout. Social media users were sharing his pictures while reacting with deep sorrow.
They also shared a picture of Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Gad Gamil who was also killed amid Friday’s deadly assault.
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