CAIRO: A sentry was killed and a conscript was injured after assailants launched a fire barrage at a police station in Fayoum, southwest of Cairo; a city that has witnessed at least four attacks on Friday early morning.
The two were patrolling police officers securing el-Keman police station when unknown armed men opened fire on them; one of them was reportedly dead before arriving at the hospital, according to Youm7.
According to Youm7, security forces reinforced their presence in the main roads and outskirts of the city.
Unknown assailants have also opened fire Friday morning at another police station in Ebshway town south of Fayoum. No casualties have been reported while the assailants fled the scene.
In a separate incident, two explosive devices went off near two police stations in Cairo, which also left no injuries. An ambush on Cairo-Asyut highway was also targeted by masked men who then exchanged fire with the police officers stationed at the ambush.
An improvised explosive device detonated inside a glue barrel nearby a police station in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Damietta. Civil protection forces headed to the scene to comb the area in search for any potential IEDs.
Residents in Dakahlia governorate’s city of Aga have set fire to a number of properties; allegedly belong to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, including vehicles and libraries. According to Youm7, the residents claimed that the Brotherhood were behind explosions that took place at a bus station on Thursday.
Additional reporting by Rabab el-Galy, Moataz el-Sherbeiny and Sherif el-Deeb