Conscript killed, 3 injured in Cairo’s Niger embassy attack
Egyptian security forces inspect the site of the attack - YOUM7
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CAIRO: A police conscript was killed and three others injured Wednesday morning in an armed attack on the Niger embassy in Cairo, Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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Three armed men in a private car opened fire randomly on the security guards outside Niger’s embassy in al-Haram district before they fled the scene, according to the statement.

The conscript received seven bullets that caused his immediate death, Youm7 reported.

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The incident reportedly took no more than three minutes; it left two other policemen and an embassy employee injured. The injuries were transferred to Haram Hospital.

Security agencies will use surveillance cameras of a bank near the embassy to identify the perpetrators, Youm7 reported.

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In July 11, a policeman was killed and nine civilians were injured after a car bomb blast targeted the Italian consulate in Cairo, causing severe damages to the consulate’s building and nearby buildings.

 

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