Military funeral to be held for Hosni Mubarak

A military funeral will be held in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Wednesday for the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday, aged 91.

The ceremony, in the Tantawy mosque, will be followed by burial in the family grave at a cemetery in eastern Cairo.

The authorities have declared three days of national mourning.

Mr Mubarak was forced out of office in 2011 by mass protests, 30 years after becoming president following the assassination of Anwar el- Sadat.

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, praised Mr Mubarak’s commitment to peace and security but international reaction to his death has been generally muted.

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