Tourism policeman shot dead in drive-by shooting
Egyptian security forces - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO: A low-ranking tourism police officer was shot dead on his way home from work Wednesday by unidentified assailants on a motorbike, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Mostafa Ayoub was on his own motorbike in Abshway town of Fayoum, southwest of Cairo, when he was shot. He was transferred to a hospital where he died of his injuries, according to the statement.

Police and military personnel have been targeted since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi; hundreds of them have died since then.

While the most wide-scale attacks have occurred in North Sinai, smaller-scale attacks in Egypt have mostly used improvised explosive devices and hit-and-run shootings on motorbikes; car bombs have also been used.

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