A police conscript was killed by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday in Egypt's Sharqiya governorate in the Nile Delta.
Sherif Bayoumi, 30, and another conscript, El-Tablawi Mousa, 31, were shot at by hooded men riding a motorcycle. Bayoumi died soon after being transferred to hospital while Mousa is in critical condition.
Both victims sustained gunshot wounds to the head, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic website.
A spate of similar attacks occurred in Sharqiya over the past month, killing three police personnel and injuring another.
Since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in July, Islamist militants have been accused of killing dozens of police and army personnel, mainly in the Sinai Peninsula and the Nile Delta.
Morsi was deposed by the army after mass protests demanded he step down. An ensuing crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood supporters has landed thousands of them in detention and killed hundreds in clashes with police.