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Five police killed in attack on security checkpoint in Giza: MENA

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Jul 2017
Egypt
File photo: Special police officers stand guard at the scene of a bomb blast in Giza Al Haram Street on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt December 9, 2016. (Reuters)
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Five policemen were killed in a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint in Giza governorate on Friday, state news agency MENA reported an interior ministry source as saying.

Unidentified gunmen attacked the checkpoint in the town of El-Badrashein early in the morning, killing two low-ranking policemen and three conscripts.

The source added that security forces are currently hunting the assailants.

Egypt is battling Islamist terrorist groups that are mainly concentrated in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

However, militants have also struck elsewhere in the country, including the capital, often targeting police and army personnel.

 

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