PM, Interior Minister at military funeral of Assiut police officer

Friday, January 18, 2013 2:07 PM 
Photos of the two police officers who were killed in a security crackdown in Assiut on Thursday January 17, Ahmed Saeed Abdallah Youssef (R) and Bassem Adel Mohamed Sorour (L) - Ahram

Prime Minister Hisham Kandil and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Friday attended the military funeral of police officer Ahmed Saeed Abdallah Youssef who was killed on Thursday in a crackdown on criminals in Assiut.

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb also attended the funeral.

Police officers Ahmed Youssef and Bassem Adel Mohamed Sorour were killed while a third and a conscript were injured during a security crackdown on Assiut's Arab al-Kalabat.

Eight criminals were killed in the crackdown.

The military funeral for Youssef was held at Cairo's al-Shorta Mosque following the Friday noon prayer.

A number of Sorour's colleagues said he asked a group of them early on Thursday, before the crackdown, to not hold a military funeral for him in case of his death and requested that his body be delivered to his family in Alexandria, al-Ahram Gate reported.

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