Two armed forces officers were killed and three army conscripts were injured early Friday morning in two separate incidents in Cairo and Qaliubiya, as security forces are anticipating anti-government protests by the Salafi Front, state media reported.
The first incident happened took place in Gisr Al-Suez street in Cairo, as unidentified assailants fired at an army patrol, killing a brigadier-general and injuring two conscripts.
In Abu Zaabal district in Qaliubiya another officer was shot and soldier injured in a drive-by shooting. They were part of a mobile patrol to secure the area, according to state media.
In an updated statement, the Ministry of Interior announced Friday morning that they arrested 145 suspects charged with “inciting violence”, and that eight bombs in different governorates were diffused.
The Salafi Front promised to stage a new wave of demonstrations to restore “the Islamic identity and sharia law” on this Friday.