Public figures mourn death of slain officer
Ahmed Doma

CAIRO: Several of Egypt’s public figures have expressed their deep condolences for the loss of General Nabil Farag, who was shot dead on September 19 in Kerdasa amid violent clashes between security forces and Islamists.

Political activist Ahmed Doma wrote on his Facebook page, “All condolences to Egypt on the death of the General Major Farag… I am sure there will be a victory over these killers who carry weapons in the face of the nation.”

Mostafa el-Naggar, former member of parliament, wrote on his Twitter page, “God bless the General Major Nabil Farag‘s soul who died at Kerdasa and accept him as a martyr.”

While Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic Pope of Alexandria, sent a telegram to the Ministry of Interior mourning the death of the senior officer.

Additionally, Egyptian actor Nabil al-Halafway wrote on his Twitter page, “God bless the martyr General Major Nabil Farag’s soul and grant patience to his family…all the appreciation and gratitude to the heroes of the police and army forces in their fight against terrorism.”

Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy also sent his deep condolences to the family of the victim, praying that God grant mercy to all the “martyrs.”

Security forces raided the town of Kerdasa, located near Giza, on Thursday after the area had been taken over by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood who burnt down the police station and executed the police officers inside in retaliation to the dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins in mid-August.

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