Egypt: Funeral for slain officer after dozens killed in shootout with militants

Hundreds attended a funeral prayer for slain policeman Ahmed Fayez in the Cairo suburb of 6th October on Saturday, who is one of at least 54 police officers and conscripts killed during an ambush by armed militants in the Western Desert the night before. Security sources had said that the officers were killed in a shootout that erupted during a security operation targeting a hideout for... Еще militants on the el-Wahat Desert Road, some 135 kilometres (83 miles) south-west of Cairo. No group has so far claimed the attack. Egypt's Prosecutor-General ordered the launch of an investigation into the incident. Military funerals were held in other provinces for the other victims.

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