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Egypt officer shot dead in Ismailia

Egyptian police captain killed in Ismailia after shooting by two gunmen on motorcycle; one arrested

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Nov 2013
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An Egyptian police officer was killed in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia after two assailants fired at him from a moving motorcycle on Thursday.

Captain Ahmed Abu Doma died from a bullet wound near his heart after being transferred to the hospital.

Police forces were able to arrest one of the perpetrators, Saad Gaber, who is now under investigation.

Since the popularly-backed military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, attacks against army and police personnel have skyrocketed.

The Egyptian government passed a number of "anti-terrorism" decrees on Thursday, among them a request to create special prosecution units concerned specifically with crimes of "terrorism."

Eleven soldiers were killed when a car bomb detonated near their bus in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday. On Monday, a police officer responsible for investigating charges against Morsi was shot dead near his home in Cairo.

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