Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-10-23 07:45:50
A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead on Saturday outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo, security sources and his wife said
Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General Adel Rajaaie, an armored division commander who had served in troubled northern Sinai, as he left his home in Obour city to go to work, his wife told Reuters.
"Minutes after he left the house I heard gunfire, I went out to find him covered in blood ... he received a lot of bullets .. He died instantly," said Samia Zain El Abedeen.
She said neighbors told her the assailants had automatic weapons and fled in a car.
A newly-emerged militant group calling itself Louwaa el Thawra, or the Revolution Brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack on a Twitter account that was suspended shortly after the claim.
Rajaaie, 52, is the most senior military official to be assassinated since the toppling of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in mid-2013 by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. More»