Egypt interior minister’s aide shot dead

General Mohamed Saeed was head of technical office for Mohamed Ibrahim, who survived assassination attempt last year

Gunmen have killed a senior Egyptian interior ministry official outside his home in Cairo, 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.

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

The interior ministry confirmed Saeed’s killing. He was an aide to the interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, who survived an assassination attempt last year.

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