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Senior Egyptian Army Officer Shot Dead Near Cairo

A senior Egyptian army officer was shot dead near his home in an eastern Cairo suburb Saturday. Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, identified the victim as Brigadier-General Adel Ragai, commander of the army's 9th armored division based at the military base of Dahshour west of Cairo. It was not immediately clear why Ragai was targeted, but Islamic militants have in the past killed army and police officers in the...

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