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Two policemen injured in drive-by shooting in Port Said

Unknown assailants on motorcycle open fire at Al-Sharq police station in Suez Canal city of Port Said on Monday night

Ahram Online, Tuesday 24 Sep 2013
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Two policemen were injured in a drive-by shooting in Port Said late on Monday, state news agency MENA reported.

Unknown assailants on a motorcycle opened fire at Al-Sharq police station.

Both victims were transferred to the Port Said military hospital and are in a stable condition.

Security forces are conducting investigations to identify the perpetrators.

On Friday, one civilian was killed and a policeman injured in a drive-by shooting at a security checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo. 

Egypt has been gripped by deep unrest since the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July amid mass protests against his rule.

Armed attacks on security units have been occurring regularly across the country since then, particularly in strategic areas with a heavy police and military presence, such as the Suez Canal cities and North Sinai.

On 12 September, Egypt's interim government imposed a two-month extension of the state of emergency that was originally introduced for a month on 14 August.  A night-to-morning curfew is also imposed in 14 governorates nationwide. 

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