Unidentified gunmen kill 2 cops at Cairo

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Cairo: Two Egyptian policemen were killed after being shot by unidentified gunmen in Cairo on Tuesday evening, an Interior Ministry spokesman told a News media.”Two unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car carrying Colonel Wael Tahoon in the district of Ain Shams in Cairo while he was on his way to work, resulting in his death and a recruit who was driving the car,” Hany Abdel Latif said.

Earlier the website of the state run Al-Ahram newspaper said the two policemen were killed in a bomb attack.Egypt is facing an insurgency based in the North Sinai that has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since mid-2013, when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi after protests against his rule.

Sinai Province, a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, has claimed such attacks in the past but has mainly focussed on targets in the Sinai Peninsula, a strategic area bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.

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