Police officers shot by unknown gunmen on Fayoum-Cairo road
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CAIRO: A police officer was killed Saturday by unidentified gunmen in a taxi, while the officer was driving his car on the Fayoum-Cairo road in the vicinity of Fayoum’s Sinnuras Center, Youm7 reported.

According to eyewitness, the police officer was driving a green car when two unknown persons, one of whom was wearing a red cap, stopped him and opened fire on his car in the vicinity of Al-Fayoum’s Sinnuras center. The two sides exchanged fire till they were able to kill the police officer.

“They then fled from the scene,” the eyewitness added.

Militant attacks have surged since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, with numerous attacks being launched on police and military forces.

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