Four Policemen Killed In Drive-By Shooting

militants shot dead Egyptian policemen

Egyptian police

Four Egyptian police have been killed in a drive-by shooting, security officials say.

The shooting, according to BBC, happened in the Saqqara area, some 35km (22 miles) south of the capital Cairo.

The unidentified attackers opened fire on a police checkpoint from a motorbike, officials say.

Egypt has seen increased attacks on security forces since the army ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

Most incidents have been confined to the restive Sinai peninsula.

There, the authorities are battling jihadists who have pledged loyalty to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

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