TWO EGYPTIAN POLICEMEN KILLED BY GUNMEN IN AL-MENUFIYA PROVINCE

CAIRO, Egypt – Two Egyptian policemen were killed Sunday, by unknown gunmen, in Egypt’s Delta governorate of al-Menufiya.

Five others, including two civilians, were also wounded in the attack, that was carried out at a police checkpoint in al-Menufiya’s Sadat town, 72 km north of Cairo.

Ambulances rushed to the scene of the attack and carried the casualties to Sadat Central Hospital, while prosecution was notified to launch a probe into the incident.

Anti-government terror attacks have notably increased in Egypt, specifically in the country’s North Sinai province, since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July, 2013, and later blacklisted his Muslim Brotherhood group.

Most of the attacks are carried by the Sinai-based “Sinai State,” an offshoot of the Daesh militant group.

Increasing terror attacks have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers nationwide, which led the army to launch a substantial anti-terrorist operation in Sinai, which has so far killed hundreds of militants.

Source: Name News Network