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Former president Mohammed Morsi went to court for his trial related to a January 2011 jail break. An Egyptian general in the Interior Ministry was shot dead outside his home in Cairo. In a separate attack in Cairo, at least one policeman was killed and two others wounded when gunmen opened fire on a church. One of the gunmen was reportedly caught after the attack. Police arrested a man suspected of manufacturing explosives in the Cairo area.
Unidentified gunmen shot at cars passing along a highway in the Nasr City area. Army chief Abdel Fatah el Sisi is expected to soon announce plans to run in presidential elections, a move supported by the military. Authorities reportedly destroyed 11 smuggling tunnels along the border with Gaza.
Ansar Jerusalem released video of its SAM attack on an Egyptian military helicopter in North Sinai. Unidentified gunmen ambushed a bus transporting soldiers in North Sinai and killed at least three. An American citizen recently detained by Egyptian authorities was released.
At least 25 people were killed in clashes on the third anniversary of the uprising against the Mubarak regime. An explosion was heard near a police building in the city of Suez; some reports suggested a car bomb was the cause. The army said a helicopter operating in North Sinai had crashed, while local residents suggested the helicopter had been "gunned down." Medics said five people were killed in the incident. In a new audio statement, al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri said Egyptian Muslims should not fight Christians in Egypt, but should focus on "confronting the Americanized coup." In North Sinai, a power station was targeted by unidentified assailants with an RPG.
A series of bombings in Cairo, including a suicide car bombing at the Security Directorate, left at least six people dead and scores wounded. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the attacks. The army said 27 terrorist elements were arrested in operations in North Sinai. In separate shooting attacks in North Sinai, a civilian and member of the security forces were targeted.
Unidentified gunmen killed five policemen and injured two others in an shooting at a checkpoint near Beni Suef; an officer who was absent at the time was suspended pending an investigation. President Mansour said Egypt's police state has ended. At least one person was killed during clashes between opponents and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi in Alexandria.
The army spokesman announced the destruction of nine additional smuggling tunnels in Rafah as well as the arrest of seven terrorists. A military source said security forces were searching for four top terrorists in the Sinai, including Shadi el Menai of Ansar Jerusalem. Authorities filed espionage charges against a popular academic.
The army spokesman said security forces arrested 19 terrorists in operations in North Sinai. The spokesman also announced the destruction of nine smuggling tunnels in the Rafah area near Gaza. A number of Sinai tribes continued to hand over weaponry and ammunition to the army. The security alert was reportedly raised in the Sinai for fear of upcoming attacks.