Gunmen kill policeman in Egypt's Alexandria

An official said armed men aboard a minibus opened fire on the police officers then took off. (File photo: Reuters)

Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded three others in a drive-by attack on a patrol in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Sunday, a security official told AFP.

“Armed men aboard a minibus opened fire on them and then made off,” the official said.

Scores of policemen and soldiers have been killed in bombings and shootings since the Egyptian military deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July last year.

Most of the attacks have been in the Sinai Peninsula, the deadliest of them claimed by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a militant group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants.

But there have also been repeated attacks elsewhere in Egypt, including in the capital.

On Saturday, gunmen killed a policeman and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in Cairo.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46