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Attention: Five Egypt police 'shot dead near capital'

It is the latest of a series of attacks targeting the country's security forces, AFP adds. However, jihadist militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

Attention: Five Egypt police 'shot dead near capital'

It is the latest of a series of attacks targeting the country's security forces, AFP adds. However, jihadist militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

14 July 2017 Friday 14:26
Attention: Five Egypt police 'shot dead near capital'

Assailants have shot dead five Egyptian policemen in Badrasheen, a town south of Cairo, the interior ministry has told AFP news agency.

It is the latest of a series of attacks targeting the country's security forces, AFP adds.

The ministry told AFP that three gunmen opened fire on a police car and then fled.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

However, jihadist militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

BBC

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