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Friday 18 April 2014

Gunmen target police at checkpoint

Five police were killed in a checkpoint shooting in Egypt

Masked gunmen riding on a motorcycle have killed five policemen at a checkpoint in southern Egypt, security officials said.

The armed men opened fire on the checkpoint in the el-Wassta district in the province of Bani Suief.

Two policemen were also wounded in the attack, the officials said.

Egypt has seen a sharp rise in drive-by shootings and attacks targeting police and the military in the aftermath of the popularly backed coup last July in which the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

The most prominent attack was a failed assassination attempt on the interior minister in Cairo in September.

Press Association

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