CAIRO: Three conscripts were injured during a security crackdown in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Fayoum Sunday; the forces were reportedly shot by assailants who attacked the forces, Youm7 reported.
The injured were transferred to Fayoum General Hospital for treatment.
A police report has been filed regarding the incidents, and a police hunt was launched to arrest the perpetrators.
Fayoum, located 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo, has been witnessing frequent attacks and explosions during the past two weeks. On Aug. 11, a bomb exploded near the governorate’s main police station leaving three cars damaged, Youm7 reported.
An improvised explosive device (IED) went off Aug. 15 outside a court in Fayoum with no causalities.
On Aug. 8 a low-ranking police officer was killed in an attack, claimed by the “Revolutionary Punishment” militant group, on a police vehicle nearby the Fayoum governorate building.
Police and army personnel across Egypt have been a target of stepped-up attacks that have been mounted by militants since the 2013 ouster of the President Mohamed Morsi.
Since then, more than 500 security personnel have been killed according to the Interior Ministry.