CAIRO: Three men were sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in jail for attacking a police movable checkpoint, leaving a policeman severely injured in Delta’s Beheira governorate, Youm7 reported Wednesday.
The Damanhour Criminal Court also fined them each 10,000 EGP (around $1,277); one of the three convicts faces five different charges including murder.
On April 21, 2014, a police car identified a car used by the defendants in Noubraya city in northern Beheira, and tried to stop them; however, both sides exchanged fire after the defendants’ car tried to escape, injuring a policeman in his eyes and causing damage to his skull.
Policeman Mohamed Mostafa Darwish, 28, was transported to hospital of Wadi al Natrun, then to Alexandria hospital; he lost the use of one of his eyes.
On Oct. 23, a police officer was injured while detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) found in Haram district, Youm7 reported.
Since the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, several attacks have targeted security personnel and public utilities nationwide; hundreds of officers and policemen were reported killed.