CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military chief has led a funeral procession for a police general killed the day before in a raid on an Islamist stronghold near Cairo.
Friday's ceremony, with full military honors, was broadcast on all state TV channels.
The lead role played by the military chief, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, highlighted the authorities' resolve to move against strongholds of armed supporters of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military on July 3.
Top officials in the country's interim government also attended the funeral.
Gen. Nabil Farrag was killed in fighting Thursday between security forces and Islamists in the town of Kerdasa.
Militants took control of Kerdasa in mid-August, killing 15 policemen in revenge for the authorities' crackdown on a pro-Morsi protest that killed hundreds in Cairo.
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