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Gunmen shoot dead senior police officer on outskirts of Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Jul 2017
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An Egyptian national security officer was shot dead on Friday by gunmen in the governorate of Qaliubiya, according to an interior ministry statement.

The unidentified assailants, who were riding a motorbike, shot the senior policeman while he was on his way to the mosque in the town of Al-Jabal Al-Asfar in the northern part of Greater Cairo.

The attack came hours after the Egyptian military said 26 soliders were killed or injured by car bombs near a checkpoint in the North Sinai city of Rafah.

The military said it killed 40 militants while foiling an assault targeting a number of checkpoints in the area.

 

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