Published On: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014

Gunmen Kill Senior Egyptian Interior Ministry Official: Security Sources

Gunmen killed a senior Egyptian Interior Ministry official outside his home in Cairo on Tuesday, security officials said.”General Mohamed 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.Gunmen kill senior Ministry official

Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on security forces since the army toppled president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July.

The Interior Ministry confirmed Saeed’s killing. He was an aide to Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, who survived an assassination attempt last year.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Janet Lawrence)