3 Egyptian policemen killed in raid in Minya

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 Feb 2015

Police were raiding a criminal hideout, the interior ministry said

Three policemen were killed on Saturday in an exchange of fire with suspected criminals in the southern city of Minya, the interior ministry said.

The policemen were conducting a security raid targeting apparent hideouts of wanted criminals, when the assailants shot them and fled the scene. Two other policemen were injured and transferred to hospital, a statement on the ministry's Facebook page said.

Egypt’s security forces have been stretched in recent months, confronting a growing wave of militant attacks that have targeted the security forces. 

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