Egyptian police general killed in Cairo bombing

Egyptian policemen sit on benches on a street in the capital Cairo on April 16, 2014

An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his car in Cairo, security officials said.

The killing of Ahmed Zaki in the capital’s western suburb of October 6 was the latest in a spate of attacks by militants targeting the security forces since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July.

Zaki, killed in the fifth such attack targeting police in Cairo within a week, was a commander in Egypt’s central security forces, who have been at the forefront of a wide-ranging crackdown on Morsi supporters…