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Gunmen Kill Egyptian Security Official

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In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 photo, an Egyptian man looks at municipality laborers working on a memorial base two days before the commemoration of deadly clashes with security forces in 2011, in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
Gunmen have killed an Egyptian national security official who was in charge of monitoring the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.

Officials say the gunmen shot Mohamed Mabruk seven times late Sunday outside his home in eastern Cairo.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi condemned the shooting Monday, saying the government will not tolerate criminal and terrorist acts.

The shooting comes days after Egypt ended a three-month curfew and state of emergency, which the government imposed during a bloody crackdown against the Brotherhood and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.