Four Egyptian policemen killed in Giza

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Nov 2015

Assailants opened fire on a checkpoint on the Sakkara Road Saturday morning

Police and passers-by gather around a police vehicle shot by masked gunmen on Saturday, Giza, Egypt, November 28, 2015 (Photo: Ahram Arabic)

Unknown gunmen shot dead four members of the Egyptian security forces on a road near the Giza pyramids Saturday, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Masked assailants on a motorcycle opened fire on a police vehicle, killing those inside on the Sakkara Road, south of Cairo, the ministry said in a statement.

Egypt has been battling an Islamist insurgency, mainly based in the North Sinai region, which has killed hundreds of police and troops since the 2013 ouster of Islamist former president Mohamed Morsi.

Militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, which has sworn allegiance to the self called, Islamic State group, has claimed responsibility for some of the deadliest attacks, including the downing of a Russian passenger plane last month over Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

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