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Bomb attached to car kills Egyptian general

By Saad Abedine and Ben Brumfield, CNN
updated 8:52 AM EDT, Wed April 23, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The homemade bomb killed Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki
  • Last week, two Egyptian police officers were injured during an attack near Cairo

(CNN) -- An Egyptian military official died Wednesday when a bomb attached to his car exploded, state-run EgyNews reported.

The homemade magnetic sticky bomb killed Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki in the Cairo suburb Sixth October City.

A policeman was injured in the attack, EgyNews reported.

Last week, two Egyptian police officers were injured during an attack near Cairo, when an improvised explosive device detonated at a traffic security checkpoint, according to Egynews.

Two weeks ago, authorities killed two Muslim Brotherhood members during a gunfight in the Nile Delta, north of Cairo. Police clashed in several cities with protesters supporting former President Mohamed Morsy.

The military ousted Morsy in a coup last year during massive street demonstrations against his rule. Attacks targeting police and the army have spiked since he was deposed.

Checkpoint attack injuries 2 Egyptian soldiers

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