Egypt military general, driver shot dead
Cairo, Oct 22 (IANS) A senior military officer and his driver were shot dead in front of his home near the Egyptian capital city of Cairo on Saturday, media reported.
Gunmen opened fire at Brigadier General Adel Rajaaie, commander of an armoured division in the restive Sinai, in Obour city suburb, Xinhua news agency quoted the General’s wife as saying.
Rajaaie’s driver was also killed and one of his body guards was wounded, the report said.
His wife said three terrorists were waiting in a vehicle near the house who showered her husband with bullets.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the shooting.
Egypt is facing a growing wave of anti-security attacks centred mainly in North Sinai province since the army-led ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Hundreds of security personnel have been killed in anti-government attacks in the past three years with a Sinai-based militant group loyal to the Islamic State regional group claiming responsibility for most of them.