Egyptian security forces hunt down militants in Islamist bastion
CAIRO (AFP) - Security forces on Friday hunted down militants in a village near Cairo amid a lull in clashes with gunmen, as Egyptian state media praised the "liberation" of Islamist bastion Kerdassah.
A police general was shot dead when security forces stormed the village near the Giza pyramids on Thursday in the latest crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi.
The funeral of Giza deputy security chief Nabil Farrag was due to take place after Friday prayers - at the same time as fresh protests called by Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood group.
State television said the fighting in Kerdassah had now eased and that troops were carrying out house-to-house searches for Islamists militants on the run.