Egyptian forces raid pro-Morsi town of Kerdasa

Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 15:12


Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters have clashed with militants after entering a town near Cairo.


Soldiers went into Kerdasa at about 03:30 GMT to target "criminal and terrorist hotbeds".


Militants shot dead Gen Nabil Farag, a senior policeman.


Eleven police officers were killed at a police station in Kerdasa last month, weeks after the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July.