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Sharqiya: Egyptian police officer killed in third shooting within 24 hours

Gunmen shoot dead a police officer and injure three others in Sharqiya - the third such attack since Wednesday

Ahram Online, Thursday 20 Feb 2014
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Motorcycle gunmen shot dead a police officer and injured three others in Sharqiya on Thursday, the third drive-by shooting in the governorate within 24 hours.

Earlier in the day, two soldiers were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a military barracks in Nile Delta governorate's capital of Zagazig.

On Wednesday, a military officer was badly injured when gunmen on a motorcycle shot him in Sharqiya's Belbeis city.

An Islamist insurgency has killed dozens of policemen and army personnel since the military, prompted by mass protests, ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Militant activities have long been concentrated in the border Sinai Peninsula but more recently have spread to the Nile Delta and Cairo.

The bombing of a tourist bus earlier this week in southern Sinai, which killed three South Koreans and a local driver, has raised fears of a shift of strategy by militants and is likely to further decimate an already ailing tourism industry.


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20-02-2014 05:05pm
It Is Insurgency
Where is Mr Masry. Waves of attacks and killings on Police and Military is occurring in Egypt. If this is not insurgency, then what is it? It is a direct consequence of the arrogance and brutality of the military coup regime. It is undeniable that the insurgency will never overthrow the illegitimate government, however the damage to Egypt's security and economy will be very significant. It will not stop at Egypt but will move on to the other states with arrogant totalitarian rulers. All the way in the struggle, it will great losses to the nation and people. As such it is best to rationalize and reconcile politically now then 5 years later.
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