A bomb detonated underneath the car of a Brigadier General in 6 October City killing him and wounding two conscripts as a lieutenant in Alexandria was shot and killed by suspected militants during a raid in the Burg Al-Arab area Wednesday.
Brigadier Ahmed Zaki was killed upon entering his car to go to work, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior. Two other conscripts, Khairy Mahmoud Gaballah and Mohamed Abdel Salam were wounded in the blast.
The statement added that security forces are combing the area for suspects as Mohamed Ibrahim promised “care to the family of the martyr”.
The wounded conscripts have been transferred to a hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.
Lieutenant Ahmed Saad Mohamed was shot dead in the Burg Al-Arab area of Alexandria as a security raid came under heavy fire from suspected militants. According to the Ministry of Interior, a number of armed suspects opened fire on lieutenant Mohamed’s patrol.
Security forces managed to kill one of the attackers, named as Hassan Abdel Nasser, and another, Tamer Ibrahim Kadry, was arrested.
Kadry was arrested in possession of a machine gun and two grenades. The Ministry of Interior praised the fallen lieutenant for his sacrifice in the face of terrorism.
At least 500 police officers have been killed since the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Attacks have been on the increase since Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on 3 July 2013.
On Friday, a bomb thrown off a bridge in Giza detonated under a police officer’s car, killing him.
On 12 April, two bombs exploded in a crowded square in 6 October City. The first injured a police officer, who survived the blast, while the second caused no damage.
On 15 April, a bomb was thrown at a traffic checkpoint in Galaa Square in Giza. The attack, claimed by Agnad Misr, resulted in three injuries.
The attackers escaped on motorcycle, however a taxi driver managed to apprehend one of the suspects.