Egypt National Security officer, policeman killed in Sharqiya shoot-out

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Jun 2015

The first was trying to arrest the second over accusations of killing three in a fight over land

A military funeral was held Friday for the National Security officer. (Photo: Al-Ahram)

A police officer from Egypt's National Security Agency was killed on Friday in the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya, after a low-ranking policeman he was trying to arrest shot him, the Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The low-ranking policeman had allegedly killed three people, including former Egyptian football player Khaled Soliman, in a fight over a land in the Geziret El-Saada village, near Sharqiya's capital Zagazig, late on Thursday.

The National Security officer’s unit reportedly retaliated, and killed the low-ranking policeman.

Five people were also injured in the fight.

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