Gunmen kill five army police officers in attack near Cairo - state media

by Reuters
Saturday, 15 March 2014 06:18 GMT

CAIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army police checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday, killing five officers, Egypt's state TV and state news agency reported.

There have been several attacks on security forces since the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July and about 300 security officers have been killed. (Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Writing by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Pravin Char)

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