Four policemen killed in shooting near Cairo's Step Pyramid
Published 28/11/2015 | 10:21
A drive-by shooting near a famed historical site south of Cairo has left four policemen dead, Egyptian officials said.
Major General Khaled Shalaby said masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near Saqqara, home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid.
Security forces cordoned off the area following the attack. It is not yet known who was behind the shooting.
Egypt has been confronting a growing insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula led by a local Islamic State affiliate, which has mainly targeted soldiers and police in Sinai but has also claimed attacks elsewhere in Egypt.