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At least two policemen killed, two others injured in a shooting east of Cairo

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Apr 2019
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Two policemen killed, two others were injured in an attack that targeted a security patrol east Cairo, a statement by the Public Prosecution read.

Police officer Major Maged Abdel Razek and the patrol car driver were both killed while two others were injured in the early hours of Sunday when a number of unknown gunmen opened fire to attack a security patrol, sources told Ahram Online.

The incident took place east of Cairo in New Nozha residential area at 4 am local time at the intersection of Taha Hussein.

According to the sources, the officer found a Hyundai vehicle with four people riding inside it. When he approached the car, two of the occupants got out of the car with automatic rifles fired on the officer and accompanying forces.

A team of criminal detectives and national security officers seized surveillance cameras surrounding the area to gather information about the perpetrators and their escape route.

A statement by the Public Prosecutor was issued immediately following the incident to highlight that an investigation has been opened to probe the incident and also to explain that a follow-up statement will be issued to explain the whereabouts of the attack.

Major General Mohamed Mansour, Assistant Minister of the Interior, Director of Cairo Security, and leaders of the Cairo Security Directorate and Public and National Security, immediately moved to the site of the attack on a security patrol. 

 

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