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Egypt Replaces Top Security Chiefs After Fatal Militant Attack

  • Interior minister replaces head of national security
  • Shakeup comes as government struggles to contain militants

Egyptian authorities replaced the military’s chief of staff and almost a dozen top police officials in a major shakeup after a deadly militant attack on security forces.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi appointed Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazi as the armed forces’ chief of staff, replacing Lt. General Mahmoud Ibrahim Hegazi. The head of the country’s national security agency was also replaced, along with 10 others who held top spots at the Interior Ministry, according to two separate announcements late on Saturday that did not give reasons for the changes.