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14 Egyptian policemen killed in clash with militants near Cairo

Fourteen policemen have been killed in a shootout with militants near Cairo, an official in Egypt said.

The official said the exchange of gunfire took place on Friday in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya district in the Giza governorate, about 84 miles from the Egyptian capital.

He said eight other security personnel were wounded in the attack.

Several Egyptian media outlets also reported the deadly shootout.

No militant group immediately claimed involvement in Friday's shootout.

Egypt has been under a state of emergency since bombings and suicide attacks targeting minority Coptic Christians killed scores earlier this year.

AP

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