Policeman killed in attack in Egypt's Nile Delta

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Apr 2015

Unknown assailants shoot at guards outside a fire station in Qalioubiya

A policeman was killed and two injured on Tuesday in an attack outside a fire station in Egypt’s Qalioubiya governorate, north of Cairo.

Unknown assailants shot at police guards outside the fire station in Shebin El-Qanater town, killing police corporal Abdel-Fattah M. A., state news agency MENA reported.

Attacks on police and army personnel, especially at security sites but also those guarding positions near civilian institutions, have been recurrent since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in summer 2013.

Anti-government Islamist militant groups have claimed responsibility for several attacks, particularly in North Sinai where the army has been facing a decade-long militant insurgency that has intensified recently. Hundreds of military and police personnel have been killed in attacks.

On Sunday six soldiers were killed when their armoured vehicle was bombed on the Al-Arish to Sheikh Zuweid highway in North Sinai.

The army has announced killing and arresting hundreds of "terror" suspects in return. Civilians too have often fallen victim during attacks.


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