Policeman shot dead in Nile Delta

Ahram Online, Monday 18 Aug 2014

Gunmen open fire at a security checkpoint in the Nile Delta's Gharbiya governorate, killing one policeman and injuring another

A low-ranking police officer was shot dead on Monday morning in the Nile Delta's Gharbiya governorate, a security source told state news agency MENA. 

He was killed when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint in Al-Sonta. Another officer was injured.

The area has been closed and is currently being searched, added the source. 

Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013, attacks against police and army forces have spiked leaving hundreds of officers and soldiers injured and killed.

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