CAIRO: Two policemen were injured when three masked gunmen opened fire at guards outside the embassy of the Republic of Congo in Mohandessin, Giza early Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior announced.
One of the injured policemen was shot in head and other was shot in the stomach and hand; two of the three suspected attackers were arrested by local residents, a security source told Youm7 on condition of anonymity. The third attacker, who was on a bike, managed to escape.
The embassy building was partially damaged as the glass of the gate was broken and the guard booth was also damaged.
Police forces cordoned off the embassy and combed the area, the source noted.
Video: (Police forces inspect scene of incident)
All diplomatic staff are safe, an official from the embassy told The Cairo Post Wednesday, adding that embassy activities were not suspended and are operating normally.
Numerous attacks have targeted military and police personnel in many governorates of Egypt since the ouster of the former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, and the dispersal of pro-Muslim brotherhood sit-ins in which hundreds of protests were killed in August 2013.