Military funeral of the Rafah border victims

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Soldiers carry the body of one of the victims at
the funeral of the 16 Egyptian security officers who were killed by unknown gunmen Sunday afternoon.
The military funeral began today after noon prayers. A large number of people raised their shoes in Prime Minister Hesham Kandil's face, his car was vandalized, and they chanted against him. The car was damaged, and the minister’s guards were forced to take a different street to avoid further assaults.
President Mohamed Morsi was scheduled to attend the funeral but did not appear.

Several other figures attended, including Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, as well as former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and Amr Moussa. The Salafi Nour Party and the Salafi Dawah were also represented at the funeral.

The funeral prayers were performed at Aal Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City.

Morsi was also scheduled to visit the seven guards who were injured in the attack afterward.

Ambulances transported coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.
Ambulances transported the coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.


A civilian holds a chart written on it "Egypt bids farewell to its martyrs of treason and


Families of victims and civilians ask for Morsi to leave.


Military funeral begins


A civilian tries to throw flowers on the coffins and military soldiers forbid him.


A mother of one of the martyrs mourns her son


Military officers salutes the coffins of the martyrs


Military officers forbid journalists from taking shots so as not to stand in the way of the funeral.

Coffins of the martyrs reach the Unknown Soldier Memorial.


One of the martyr's families close to a coffin of one of the martyrs getting ready to move the body to his hometown.

Fights between supporters of Morsi and supporters of SCAF about who is responsible for the massacre.

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