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'Gunman shoot dead army general' in Egypt - reports

Security officials in Egypt say gunmen have shot dead an army general and wounded two soldiers outside a hotel in eastern Cairo.

Another soldier was killed in a separate incident.

The killings came amid high tension in the city on a day when the ultra-conservative, Salafi Muslim group has called for anti-government demonstrations.

In response, large numbers of security forces have been deployed on the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and other large cities.

Sally Nabil reports.

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