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Three policemen killed in drive-by shooting in Egypt's Mansoura

Unknown assailants on motorcycles attack security checkpoint in Nile Delta's Mansoura, killing three policemen

Ahram Online, Monday 28 Oct 2013
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An army checkpoint in Al-Arish city, North Sinai, on 15 July 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Three policemen were killed in Mansoura, Daqahliya governorate in the early hours of Monday when unknown assailants attacked a security checkpoint.  

Eyewitnesses said around four assailants on motorcycles opened fire at the checkpoint on the outskirts of the Nile Delta city, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. 

Initial investigations by the general prosecution found 60 bullet casings at the scene.

Heavy security has been deployed in the area.

Egypt has been gripped by 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.

More than 100 soldiers have been killed in the Sinai Peninsula since early July, the army said last month.

 

 

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very very critical
29-10-2013 07:20am
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No professional management of security!!!
The police force is badly trained and badly managed. This is not a professional corps!!! It is a haphazard mass put together by haphazard security leadership. The culture of training and professional work is simply not there. Neither at the level of the street walkers nor at the level of the middle and top management of the force!!! Brute force is thought to be the answer. Intelligence is the answer!!!
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Allen
29-10-2013 06:03am
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This proves one thing.
Gen. Sisi has to go after the brotherhood terrorists more agressively.
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Democracia
28-10-2013 11:46am
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Sleeping
I ask myself how a security or army checkpoint can be surprised like this. All should be on high alert now. But what I see for example here in Luxor? Many of the policemen (from any kind of police) are hanging in their checkpoints or in their cars - sleeping... They make it very easy for everybody to take them by surprise, or?
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abdulrahman
29-10-2013 03:08am
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This Is The Standard Discipline of Egyptian Police And Military.
The police and military and Egypt have poor discipline due to their superior's attitude. The generals and senior officers live in city comfort and luxury and unwilling to live in the the reality of military life discipline. They are only very efficient at brutality on unarmed civilian protesters but poor at the enemies. The Egyptian people have been duped for too long by the dictators and military rulers who had falsely glorified the Egyptian Armed Forces and Police. The indescribable brutality and political deprivation inflicted on Egyptians political opposition by Police and Military since Nasser has not changed till now. This pathetic state of affairs is also endemic within the civil service aggravated with high degree of corruption and abuse of power by the senior officials.
Sobia
28-10-2013 02:51pm
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Where Egypt is heading
Egypt is going to be a new Iraq & Aghanistan,If the oppressive and facist tactis of the miltry rule is continue little longer.If you stop and deprive the peopel from ballet path you actually push the people to take bullet and bloodshed path.
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John
28-10-2013 10:31am
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Alarms
This is a result of the bloody army policy. Will go Mor and more wors if bloody coup army start same nonsense. Has been taken by force public rights. Bloody army and corupt court
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