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Funeral held for slain police officer in Cairo

Sept. 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM   |   Comments

CAIRO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Egypt on Friday held a funeral for a police general who was killed during a security force raid on an Islamist stronghold.

Giza deputy security chief Nabil Farrag was killed Thursday during the operation while nine other police officers were injured during the raid in the town of Kerdasa, Ahram Online reported.

About 68 wanted men were arrested during the raid and caches of arms were confiscated.

The funeral for Farrag was held in eastern Cairo on Friday and included a military parade that was attended by top government and army officials, including army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi.

Egyptian security forces on Friday pushed ahead with anti-terrorism operations in Kerdasa.

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