Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday (August 8th) fired Murad Muwafi, the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, and two generals, AFP reported.
Morsi's spokesperson Yasser Ali said the president ordered Muwafi to retire, as well as the replacement of the head of the Republican Guards and the head of the military police, Maj. Gen. Hamdi Badeen.
Also on Wednesday, the Egyptian military killed 20 militants in the Sinai province, state television reported.
"Elements from the armed forces and interior ministry supported by the air force began a plan to restore security by pursuing and targeting armed terrorist elements in the Sinai, and they accomplished this task with complete success," the military said in a statement.
Meanwhile, unknown assailants wounded three policemen in an overnight attack on four security checkpoints near the town of al-Arish, the Interior Ministry said.