The deputy head of a Suez police station was killed on Sunday in an exchange of fire with two assailants, the third Egyptian policeman to be killed on the same day.
Walid El-Sadek, second in command of Feisal Police Station in Suez, was gunned down near Badr market in Salam City, located in the canal city.
The incident was instigated when two assailants opened fire on elements from the Third Field Army deployed in the market, military spokesman Mohamed Samir wrote on his Facebook page.
The military cadets who were attacked responded instantly, killing one assailant while the other ran off and is still at large with army forces searching the area to capture him, Samir added.
Ibrahim El-Deeb, head of Suez investigative police, says police forces, including El-Sadek, were involved in the exchange, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic website.
Samir confirmed that El-Sadek was killed and that an army cadet, Mohamed Mahmoud, was injured in the exchange. The latter was transferred to the Military Hospital.
Al-Ahram quoted an eyewitness as saying a man snatched a firearm from one of the cadets deployed near the market. The assailant shot the cadet inside his booth, the witness added.
Earlier on Sunday, a roadside bomb killed two Egyptian policemen as they were travelling in an armoured vehicle in the restive city of Al-Arish in North Sinai, according to the interior ministry.
A police officer and a police conscript were killed. Three other police conscripts were also injured in the incident.
Attacks on policemen have notably increased since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.