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Senior policeman shot dead in Egypt’s Fayoum

Two lower-ranking policemen were also injured in the attack by unidentified assailants

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Jul 2016
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Armed men shot dead a senior policeman and injured two others in Egypt’s Fayoum governorate on Saturday, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The police officer, aged 35, was head of the investigations unit in the Tamya district of the governorate. He was getting into his vehicle along with two lower-ranking policemen when they were shot at.  

It was not immediately clear if the attack had criminal or political motivations, and the assailants have yet to be identified.

Egypt has been battling an Islamist insurgency, mainly based in the North Sinai region, since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Insurgents have killed hundreds of police and military personnel. 



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