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National Security officer assassinated in Cairo

Egypt's National Security Apparatus's Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Mabrouk was shot dead near his house on Sunday night

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Nov 2013
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A senior officer in Egypt's National Security apparatus was assassinated Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

The late Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Mabrouk was responsible for investigating one of the cases of ousted president Mohamed Morsi as well as jihadist cells.

He was shot near his house in Cairo's eastern district of Nasr City on Sunday night. Sources told Al-Ahram's Arabic news website that Mabrouk was hit by seven bullets fired by unknown gunmen in a drive-by shooting.

Mabrouk was involved in the arrest of four Muslim Brotherhood members in August, including the group's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei, sources told Al-Ahram.

The case Mabrouk was investigating charged Morsi of spying for the Palestinian Gaza rulers Hamas. Sources said Mabrouk remained in service in National Security during Morsi's term despite attempts to remove him.

Morsi was ousted in July by the Egyptian army after mass protests against him. The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy had expressed its willingness to engage in dialogue with the government this week, the first time it had not explicitly demanded Morsi's reinstatement as a condition for dialogue.

Egypt's National Security apparatus - previously named State Security apparatus - is infamous for leading political repression during the 30-year reign of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

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very very critical
18-11-2013 12:47pm
Failing at protecting the protectors!!!
For how long will this dark episode continue??? Assassinations are becoming common place. University riots are the order of the day! Garish sabotage incidences are daily event. And last but not least, assassination of the protectors! Those old shaky hands and senile brains are not able to manage Egypt.
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18-11-2013 09:37am
Every action take re action
This is a result of the bloody army policy and court injustice decision. Army and court want bloodshed in Egypt. They saying divide and rul. This is a army and court idea.
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very very critical
18-11-2013 12:40pm
The devil in you!!
This type of evil comments is the last thing that the country needs today. It seems that Islam is not giving you the attitude that you should have. Go and seek repetance !! God may, only may, forgive your grave sins...Brother!!!

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