EIGHT SECURITY PERSONNEL KILLED, IN ATTACK ON CHECKPOINT IN EGYPT’S NEW VALLEY GOVERNORATE

CAIRO, Egypt, At least eight security personnel were killed and three others injured, in an attack on a checkpoint in Egypt’s New Valley Governorate, some 600 km south of Cairo, according to a statement by Egypt’s Health Ministry.

The armed forces have reached the scene and killed two attackers, while chasing the others, the statement said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Anti-security attacks are common in Egypt, after the ouster of the Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, by the army in 2013.

Most of the attacks were centred in Sinai, but others have crept into the capital Cairo and other cities.

On Dec 9, six policemen were killed, when bombs exploded at a security checkpoint in Cairo, in a road leading to the Giza Pyramids.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK