Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt

Police take positions after a protest was dispersed quickly, leaving fire burning in a main street in Giza, south of Cairo August 14, 2014. (Reuters)

One Egyptian policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack at a checkpoint in the northern province of Gharbiya on Monday, state news agency MENA said.

Authorities closed of the area and started searching for the perpetrators, an Interior Ministry source told MENA.

Security forces have come under attack in Egypt by Islamist militants since former army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi, now the country's president, ousted Islamist President Mohammad Mursi last year.
 

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