Police officer shot dead in attack on Cairo ring-road checkpoint

Ahram Online , Monday 4 Apr 2016

The unidentified gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Al-Khosous

A policeman in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 (AP)

Gunmen shot dead a low-ranking police officer and injured an officer and a police conscript in an attack on a checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo on Monday morning, an interior ministry source told state agency MENA.

An exchange of fire took place between the police and the unknown assailants at Al-Khosous checkpoint on the Cairo ring-road in Qalioubiya governorate, on the northern outskirts of Greater Cairo.

The injured police officer and conscript were transferred to hospital.

The assailants are still at large and security forces are searching for them, the source said. 

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