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Four policemen killed in shooting near Cairo's Step Pyramid

Published 28/11/2015

The shooting occurred at a security checkpoint near Saqqara, home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid
The shooting occurred at a security checkpoint near Saqqara, home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid

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.

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