Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim leaves funeral of security officer killed in Sinai Peninsula after mourners chant against President Morsi
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim was forced to leave the funeral of a security officer killed in the Sinai Peninsula after mourners began chanting against President Mohamed Morsi.
Ibrahim and senior ministry officials left the funeral – held on Monday at the El-Shorta Mosque in Cairo's Al-Darasa district – after prayers but before the military ceremony, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Captain Mohamed Abdel-Aziz Abu-Shakra, a 30-year-old member of the counterterrorism department at the national internal security agency, was killed on Sunday by suspected militants in Al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula.
Relatives and colleagues of Abu-Shakra chanted "Leave!" against President Morsi.
Militants have stepped up attacks in the Sinai Peninsula amid a breakdown in law and order following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
In May, seven security personnel were abducted by militants outside Al-Arish. They were later freed by their abductors. Last year, suspected militants killed 16 Egyptian soldiers near the border with Gaza and Israel.