2 sentries shot dead in attack at Sharqia checkpoint
Egyptian policemen - AFP/Khaled Desouky
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CAIRO: Two sentries were reportedly killed after unidentified persons opened fire at checkpoint in Sharqia governorate, north of Egypt, Youm7 reported.

The attack, which took place in Faqous Village, left four other sentries injured. Police have deployed forces into the attack site.

On Friday, another checkpoint in Delta’s Sharqia was attacked by unidentified persons, leaving two guards injured.

Mohamed Hamed, 35, was injured by a birdshot in the back, while Abdel Hady Ahmed, 35, was injured by birdshot in the head. They were transferred to the main public hospital in Abou Kabir town. The assailants escaped after opening fire.

Some 10 persons, including at least eight police officers, were killed after a number of people blew off a bomb inside an apartment in a Giza residential building, at the time a police raid was prepared to storm the building. The victims included police personnel, civilians and the alleged perpetrators.

 

Additional reporting by Fathya el-Deeb from Shariqa

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