Gunmen shot and killed a senior police official outside his home in a suburb of Egypt’s capital Tuesday in the latest insurgent attack on a law enforcement target.

Also Tuesday, deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in a Cairo court to face charges of conspiring with Palestinian and Lebanese militants to break out of prison during Egypt’s 2011 uprising.

Two gunmen on a motorcycle fatally shot police Gen. Mohamed el-Saeed in the Giza district of greater Cairo, the Interior Ministry said. Saeed was head of the ministry’s technical department, an administrative post.