2 Egypt police killed in checkpoint attack

2 Egypt police killed in checkpoint attack
Police stand guard in Cairo, Egypt, in this April 15, 2016 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 21 August 2016

2 Egypt police killed in checkpoint attack

2 Egypt police killed in checkpoint attack

CAIRO: Two Egyptian policemen were killed and five other people wounded as gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint north of Cairo on Sunday, officials said.
The interior ministry, on its Facebook page, said three gunmen in a car without license plates fired at the checkpoint in Sadat City, an industrial zone 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the capital.
Two civilians were among the five wounded, the health ministry said.
It was not immediatly clear if the attack was carried out for criminal motives or by militants, who have mounted a string of deadly operations against security forces since the military ousted President Muhammad Mursi in July 2013.
Hundreds of police and soldiers have been killed in the attacks, mostly in the restive Sinai Peninsula.